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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Mayor Brown and Council President Fontana Announce Progress on $2.3 million Streetscape Project
June 17, 2013 - Lighting, Paving and Sidewalk Improvements for Lovejoy-Kaisertown area
The streetscape project will include street lighting replacement with energy saving LED lighting, pavement reconstruction curbs, sidewalks, drainage system plus new handicap accessible walkways.
Mayor Brown said of the $2.3 million initiative, “These types of projects continue to add to the quality of life for the residents and businesses in the area. Significant infrastructure improvements like this also strengthen neighborhoods and help attract new investment to the area. I want to thank Council President Fontana for his diligent work on this project.”
Council President Fontana added, “These Lovejoy District communities are already desirable neighborhoods and these improvements to the business strips will further enhance their appeal to new and existing residents.”
The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014.
Mayor Brown Announces The Recipients Of Antiviolence And Cultural Funding Awards
June 11, 2013 - $200,000 investment supports the promotion and expansion of the city’s dynamic cultural and antiviolence programming
Mayor Byron Brown today announced the awards for the Common Council and Mayor’s 2012-2013 Antiviolence and Cultural Grant Funding Program. The $200,000 allocation will help further support 51 of the city’s dynamic antiviolence and cultural organizations that have faced financial strain in recent years due to limited or no funding as a result of the slow economic recovery, enabling them to continue or expand in order to ensure that city residents reap the benefits of enhanced programming.
“Today’s awardees are a vital part of the community, enriching and strengthening our neighborhoods through their presence and their work,” Mayor Brown said. “By allocating $200,000 to these important antiviolence and cultural organizations, we will allow this good work to continue and expand for the benefit of all Buffalo residents.”
Mayor Brown Celebrates Opening of New MLK Park Splash Pad
May 31, 2013 - $4.5 million state-of-the-art water attraction complements a larger plan for the Martin Luther King Park neighborhood
The city of Buffalo’s new $4.5 million Splash Pad at Martin Luther King Park is officially open. Today, Mayor Brown, Majority Leader Demone Smith and members of the MLK Park community joined together for a ceremonial ribbon cutting that marked the official opening of the city’s new state-of-the-art water attraction in Buffalo.
“This is a wonderful day for Buffalo and the Martin Luther King Park neighborhood,” said Mayor Brown, noting that the Splash Pad at MLK Park is the largest in New York State and across the country. “As I said from the start, we wanted to build this world class feature, and we wanted to build it right. Today, I’m excited to count the new splash pad among the city’s great amenities, another positive sign of the continued progress we’re making to strengthen neighborhoods, attract new residents and investment in Buffalo.”
Mayor Brown and Congressman Higgins Announce That The $11.3 Million Makeover For Ohio Street Is One Step Closer To Construction
May 30, 2013 - City Council approves Mayor Brown’s recommendation to enter into a funding agreement that will allow the city to transform a stretch of Ohio Street into a tree-lined parkway linking Buffalo’s inner and outer harbors; City of Buffalo allocates $1.2 million to the project
Mayor Brown Resumes Annual Summer Police Foot and Bicycle Patrols
May 23, 2013 - Patrols will focus on commercial districts, parks and residential neighborhoods
"Foot and Bike Patrol Units benefit the community by providing a visible presence in commercial districts, residential neighborhoods and in parks and playgrounds,” said Mayor Brown. “By putting dedicated police patrols on the street and updating our bicycle patrols, we continue to further strengthen our highly effective zero tolerance anti-crime policy that has resulted in a nearly 20% drop in overall crime since 2006.”
The foot and bicycle patrols will focus on the city's commercial districts, adjoining residential neighborhoods and parks. Currently, BPD detail cars in every District are mandated to perform "park and walk" patrols on every shift. The foot and bike patrols will complement these ongoing activities.
Mayor Brown Announces $8.1 Million in Proposed Capital Improvements to Citywide Community Centers
Mayor Byron Brown joined representatives from more than a dozen community centers from across the city at the JFK Community Center this morning to announce $8.1 million in proposed capital improvements to facilities. The JFK Community Center is on the list of proposed recipients.
“Our neighborhoods are among our greatest assets and our community centers are invaluable resources that serve the needs of city residents through effective outreach and programming for people of all ages,” said Mayor Brown. “These funds will be distributed in such a way that we will make each dollar go as far as it can, improving the quality of life for our residents. Investing in these facilities makes sense, offering a safe and updated outlet for young people, while improving the sites and programs to enhance the experience for all city residents, including our senior citizens.”
The proposed investment, from several funding sources, will be used to make capital improvements at many of the community centers that offer programs that lift up and assist senior citizens, low-income families, and those who need additional tutoring, job training or health services.The recipients of the proposed funding, totaling nearly $8.1 million, include: Read More...
Mayor Brown Kicks Off Phase-One Broderick Park Revitalization Project With A Ceremonial Groundbreaking
May 8, 2013 - $1.5 million investment includes a new amphitheater, entrance plaza, new shelter and grills
Mayor Byron Brown was joined today by Niagara District Councilman David Rivera, members of the Buffalo Quarters Historical Society, Buffalo United Front, Western New York Anglers Association, the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, the New York Department of State, Rich Products, the Broderick Park Advisory Committee and other community leaders and stakeholders for a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the start of construction for the $1.5 million Phase I Broderick Park Revitalization Project. The $1.5 million phase-one construction plan calls for new shelter and grills, south parking area and roadway improvements, an amphitheater, new entrance plaza, canal side railings, a great lawn, utilities and lighting.
“I am proud to celebrate the rebirth of Broderick Park, one of Buffalo’s crown jewels,” said Mayor Brown. “Today is a milestone in a community wide effort to revitalize and improve one of the city’s and nation’s historic sites - Broderick Park. I want to thank our partners for being a part of this effort that will guarantee Broderick Park will once again be a shining source of pride, and create a a space that is not only a regional draw to Buffalo’s waterfront, but celebrates the historic value of the park.”
Broderick Park, located at the foot of West Ferry Street along the Niagara River, is listed as part of the National Underground Railroad Network and recognized by historians as the historic terminus of the Underground Railroad between the United States and Canada.
Mayor Brown Releases 2013-2014 City Budget
May 1, 2013 - $482.5 million spending plan provides residential property tax certainty, a business tax cut, and does not raise any fees, including the garbage user fee; it also provides numerous quality of life increases, continuing the progress in Buffalo
Mayor Brown’s proposed budget is $482,534,741, lower than last year’s budget.
“This budget reflects my continued commitment to sound fiscal management and conservative budgeting, which paid off this year with increased investment and economic development activity in Buffalo,” said Mayor Brown.
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