Niagara District Council Member David A. Rivera

Niagara District Council Member David A. Rivera Council Member David A. Rivera represents the Niagara District on The City of Buffalo Common Council in Buffalo, NY. He also serves in the leadership role of Majority Leader for The Council.

Serving in his fourth term, Majority Leader Rivera is a dedicated public servant. He brings experience in law enforcement, community organizing through churches, and years in Buffalo City Hall. He proudly represents one of Buffalo's most diverse districts.

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Cariol’s Law: I am indeed fully in support of naming a 'duty to intervene' law in the name of Cariol Horne.  It should b...
09/04/2020

Cariol’s Law: I am indeed fully in support of naming a 'duty to intervene' law in the name of Cariol Horne.

It should be called Cariol's Law.

Her story and what she has endured embodies why such a law is needed, and I firmly believe that she should be made whole. This is one step in that process and I am with you!

#SayHerNAmeCariol

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✊🏾Family! It is with great eagerness I get this to you. It is quite unfortunate that my team and I would have to take these measures, but for Justice, I am willing to call anyone out, even those who act as though they are on my team and that of their constituents.

✊🏾Tuesday’s Common Council meeting regarding discussions of #CariolsLaw was a sham. The Council REPREHENSIBLY and with semantics have co-opted my law I wrote, to protect civilians from police brutality and protect good officers who believe in the oath they took to protect and serve, and have tried to rename it “Duty to Intervene Policy,” they REFUSED TO SAY MY NAME during the meeting, and have all but condescendingly stated that I or my team was not equipped to write a law. The conversations went as far to say they do not have a “law” in front of them just some suggestions from constituents. I am in awe of the blatant disrespect and disregard shown towards this matter. Their Policy and My LAW are NOT the same.
My Law in its extensive form holds officers accountable in ways this country has never seen and NEEDS.

✊🏾Today, I am strong and I no longer want to play this song and dance. The #BuffaloCommonCouncil all have the opportunity to clearly state their positions to Pass #CARIOLSLAW IN MY NAME, and work diligently to see that I am not erased, women are not erased, and that this body truly wants to see me FULLY RESTORED.

✊🏾ATTACHED is the remake of the media campaign in which all markings have been removed. They will be re-added MONDAY, SEPT 7, 12 PM. The #BuffaloCommonCouncil has until MONDAY SEPT 7, at 9 AM to publicly state where THEY stand! Failure to publicly let your constituents know if you are for or against passing my law IN MY NAME will deem a Red X on your name and this will not be edited.

✊🏾This non-debatable stance is where you will go down in history. This will be your legacy. #ReadySetGo #Clockisrunning

Please consider participating in this county event
09/02/2020

Please consider participating in this county event

Erie County is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Event in the City of Buffalo on September 26th. It is open to the public.

Submit your public comment for any of the items for discussion for the Monday, July 20th Legislation Meeting here:https:...
07/16/2020

Submit your public comment for any of the items for discussion for the Monday, July 20th Legislation Meeting here:
https://forms.gle/CJDrVWeTpeeRUqUQA

All comments relevant to the items for discussion will be part of the public record and will be addressed during the Legislation Meeting.

To view the agenda and items, visit our Meeting Portal here:
http://buffalony.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx…

Submit your public comment for any of the items for discussion for the Monday, July 20th Legislation Meeting here:
https://forms.gle/CJDrVWeTpeeRUqUQA

All comments relevant to the items for discussion will be part of the public record and will be addressed during the Legislation Meeting.

To view the agenda and items, visit our Meeting Portal here:
http://buffalony.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=2082

06/25/2020
Buffalo Common Council

The Police Oversight Committee is meeting on an emergency schedule to discuss the concerns of the community. Watch live!

Police Oversight Committee Meeting

06/18/2020
Buffalo Common Council

We have begun out special session to discuss a deficiency note on borrowing for FY20

I thank the Buffalo Police Advisory Board for their continued hard work. I will be filing the documents linked below so ...
06/17/2020
PAB New Oversight Model Recommendation

I thank the Buffalo Police Advisory Board for their continued hard work. I will be filing the documents linked below so they can be part of the discussion at the Police Oversight meeting next week. Until the documents become available on our website, you can view them at the link below.

New Oversight Model for BPD: Reform Recommendations June 2020 New Oversight Model for BPD New Oversight Model for BPD: Reform Recommendations JUNE, 2020 BACKGROUND As evidenced by the work of the Buffalo Police Advisory Board (BPAB), many members of the Buffalo community are, at best, unsati...

My colleagues and I will conduct a meeting of the Police Oversight committee next week Thursday. You can watch live at T...
06/17/2020

My colleagues and I will conduct a meeting of the Police Oversight committee next week Thursday. You can watch live at The City of Buffalo Common Council's page and view the agenda here: www.buffalony.gov/meetings

06/04/2020
Buffalo Common Council

The Council is holding a special session to vote on the FY21 budget

Special Session for the Budget

05/21/2020
Buffalo Common Council

My colleagues and I are holding a special session to discuss issues affecting our next FY budget.

Buffalo Common Council
05/06/2020

Buffalo Common Council

If you would like to participate in the May 6 public hearing, you may comment on Facebook Live during the meeting. You may also send emails to [email protected] or call (716) 851-5105 in advance. All hearings will stream live at www.facebook.com/BFLOCC

05/05/2020
Buffalo Common Council

Please join in watching as council members discuss Mayor Byron W. Brown's recommended budget for FY21.

The Council heard presentations from City departments on their portions of the FY21 Recommeneded budget, which is available to view here: https://bit.ly/36kdJth

05/05/2020
Buffalo Common Council

The Buffalo Common Council is holding hearings on the Mayor's 2020-2021 Budget live on the Buffalo Common Council page.

The Council heard presentations from City departments on their portions of the FY21 Recommeneded budget, which is available to view here: https://bit.ly/36kdJth

04/14/2020
Buffalo Common Council

My colleagues and I are working to protect people's access to vital goods and services during the COVID-19 emergency. Watch live as we discuss.

The Council hosted its session via Zoom. An agenda for this meeting can be seen at www.buffalony.gov/meetings

03/30/2020
Buffalo Common Council

Thank you to my colleagues and staff for making it possible to continue the people's work even during this challenging time. Please visit the Buffalo Common Council page tomorrow (March 31) to view our full session live in this same format.

Niagara District Council Member David A. Rivera hosted caucus via zoom for public viewing. For any concerns on items discussed here today, please call 851 - 5105.

02/28/2020
Buffalo Common Council

Our community would not be the great place that it is without the contributions of people of color. Thank you to my colleagues for their reflections on this #blackhistorymonth

As February comes to an end, members of the Buffalo Common Council and staff reflected on what Black History Month means to them.

Thank you to Council President Darius G Pridgen, Masten District Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo, University District Council Member Rasheed NC Wyatt and Chief of Staff Malcolm A. Ertha for sharing your stories.

Niagara District Council Member David A. Rivera
01/11/2020

Niagara District Council Member David A. Rivera

Niagara District Council Member David A. Rivera's cover photo
01/08/2020

Niagara District Council Member David A. Rivera's cover photo

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Council Majority Leader David A. Rivera has dedicated his life to public service. Before joining The Council, he worked as a Buffalo police officer from 1982 to 2008, with duties including patrol officer, detective sergeant in the Sex Offense/Domestic Violence Unit, and a detective sergeant in the General Investigative Unit. For more information on The Council’s activities, please visit www.buffalony.gov/meetings

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Dear Councilman Rivera . While celebrating the fourth of July with your family please know That the 420 + softball players in the city will not be allowed to play this season. We were lied to again By deputy Commissioner Andrew Rabb. We were told if we quarantined, wore masks, and social distanced we would be Granted phase 4 status and be allowed to return to the parks. Recreation is a big part of Phase 4. Andy Rabb had months to get the parks department ready for phase 4. The leagues worked on plans to be able to play softball safely with proper safe distance standards developed by the States HHS. Mr. Rabb refuses to even look at our permit applications. Whenever Andy is forced to make a decision on adult recreation leagues he defaults to the needs of the “Youth Leagues” citing some secret passage in the city charter putting youth leagues ahead of Adult leagues. When pressed he never produces this secret passage he instead smugly says he is not required to produce the document but his word is law. We do not take away fields or space from Youth Leagues but he uses that excuse to close fields and deny access to adult leagues. Please find out why adult league permits were cancelled for this year. If the city is not able to afford the maintenance on the fields we suggested the parks department lease the diamonds to the leagues and we’ll pay for the upkeep. The suburban leagues start next week. If recent events the last couple of weeks show anything It’s that the people and taxpayers are tired of Elected officials not listening to the voice of the people. Government should work towards the needs of the people not the other way around. We shouldn’t have to jump through hoops every year to get to use the fields our taxes and permit fees pay for. If the city can’t afford to maintain these fields they should be turned over to the leagues. The lying must stop. We ask for equal protection. Please get back to me. Thank you for your time and support. Michael A. Damico 553-3839