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Buffalo Common Council The Legislative Branch of The City of Buffalo. The City of Buffalo is comprised of nine (9) Common Council Districts and each district is represented by a Common Council Member who is normally elected to serve a four (4) year term of office.

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01/18/2021
In 2020, we witnessed a significant increase in illegal ATV activity on the streets and parks in our neighborhoods creat...
01/15/2021

In 2020, we witnessed a significant increase in illegal ATV activity on the streets and parks in our neighborhoods creating an unacceptable threat to public safety that has cost people their lives and left residents demanding solutions.

Lovejoy District Council Member Bryan Bollman and Fillmore District Council Member Mitch Nowakowski have introduced new legislation that aims that deter illegal ATVs and save lives in the process.

This amendment introduces the following:

1. Makes it absolutely clear that it is illegal to operate an ATV on city streets and parks

2. Introduces serious fines and repercussions for violators, including seizure of the vehicle and a $2,500 fine

3. Protects against unregistered vehicles from going back on the streets by requiring proof of ownership upon seizure.

They will be hosting a joint Press Conference on Tuesday, January 19th at 12:00 PM at the Arlene Mychajliw building to discuss the specifics of the legislation, and my goals to alleviate this very serious problem.

Read the amendment here:
http://buffalony.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=&MeetingID=2204&MediaPosition=&ID=13501&CssClass=

In 2020, we witnessed a significant increase in illegal ATV activity on the streets and parks in our neighborhoods creating an unacceptable threat to public safety that has cost people their lives and left residents demanding solutions.

Together with my colleague Fillmore District Council Member Mitch Nowakowski, I have introduced new legislation that aims that deter illegal ATVs and save lives in the process.

This amendment introduces the following:

1. Makes it absolutely clear that it is illegal to operate an ATV on city streets and parks

2. Introduces serious fines and repercussions for violators, including seizure of the vehicle and a $2,500 fine

3. Protects against unregistered vehicles from going back on the streets by requiring proof of ownership upon seizure.

I will be hosting a Press Conference on Tuesday, January 19th at 12:00 PM at the Arlene Mychajliw building to discuss the specifics of the legislation, and my goals to alleviate this very serious problem.

Read the amendment here:
http://buffalony.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=&MeetingID=2204&MediaPosition=&ID=13501&CssClass=

If the public would like to file documents for this meeting, please feel free to use any of the following methods:  coun...
01/07/2021

If the public would like to file documents for this meeting, please feel free to use any of the following methods: [email protected] (email), 716- 851 - 5105 (telephone) or postal mail (City Clerk, 65 Niagara Sq., Rm, 1308, Buffalo, NY 14202). All comments submitted on these items will be added to the official record.
Please submit all filing of documents by Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 2:00 PM

01/01/2021

Happy New Year!!

12/29/2020

The Council's Legislation meeting is running longer than expected. As such, the Community Development Committee is delayed but will begin soon.

Happy Holidays from The Buffalo Common Council.
12/25/2020

Happy Holidays from The Buffalo Common Council.

Please be advised that The City of Buffalo Common Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss the Capi...
12/17/2020

Please be advised that The City of Buffalo Common Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss the Capital Improvement Program-Budget. This meeting will be held on tomorrow on Facebook at 10:00 AM.

12/15/2020
Discussion: BPS Distance Learning Model & Reopening Plan

In case you missed today's Community Development committee meeting today, here is the discussion regarding the Buffalo Public School Distance Learning Model & Reopening Plan with South District Councilman Christopher P. Scanlon and BPS Chief of Intergovernmental Affairs Dr. Will Keresztes.

The original item can be viewed on our meeting portal at: http://buffalony.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=&MeetingID=2139&MediaPosition=&ID=13319&CssClass=

12/08/2020
Council Member Scanlon Concerning BPS Distance Learning Model & Reopening Plan

During today's Council meeting, South District Councilman Christopher P. Scanlon discussed his concerns regarding Buffalo Public Schools' Distance Learning Model & Reopening Plan.

To review his letter:
http://buffalony.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame&MeetingID=2136&MediaPosition&ID=13319&CssClass

This item was sent to the Community Development Committee, and will be discussed further on Tuesday, December 15th at 2:00 PM here on the Council page.

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The primary objectives of the #buffalopolicedepartment include: protecting life and property, preventing crime, suppressing criminal activity, apprehending and prosecuting violators of the law, regulating non-criminal conduct, and preserving the peace. Members are supposed to respond to calls, take appropriate action regarding any violation of the law, maintain a strictly impartial attitude and be courteous, and they shall take a neutral position in dispute of a civil nature (See https://www.bpdny.org/DocumentCenter/View/184/BPD-MANUAL-OF-PROCEDURES-UPDATED-FULL) Furthermore, employees shall not participate directly or indirectly, in any unlawful compromise between complainants and offenders and are expected to give both badge number and name when requested (Officer Dickson refused to give me his name). Unfortunately, Officer Dickson, Badge ID 366 has taken it upon himself to conduct himself in a manner that is outside the scopes of the Buffalo Police Department's manual of procedures. This officer has discriminated against me and tried to file false charges on me, he then retaliated against me for giving a witness statement to Internal Affairs about himself, he has been partial to me and my property (I have the officer on video refusing to watch evidence to a crime, calling me a liar for the second time, depriving me of my property against the Constitution and Buffalo manual of procedures, etc.), told me to remove my cameras off my house without due process when there is high level of vandalism and criminal damage to my property, deprived me of full use and access to my property, and he has taken a position which is clear in a civil dispute. I have an order of protection in place with 5 outstanding warrants against the person Officer Dickson, Badge ID 366 has taken a side with and abused his power to criminally prosecute me on false charges because of it. Officer Dickson, Badge ID 366 has made several attempts to make an unlawful compromise between me and the offender over the last 5 months. I am in Supreme and Criminal Court and any and all compromises will go through a Court of Law, not a partial police officer. Due to the officers rogue behavior, partial attitude, and abuse of power I hereby request that this officer is to never be dispatched to my home again. I do not wish for this officer to set one foot on my property as I am in fear of him continuing to retaliate against me for filing good faith complaints which I have a legal right to do. I fear the relationship with the officer and my offender is friendly in nature and that is why he has committed the acts above. I am attaching a copy of the video where officer Dickson was partial to me, depriving me of my property, refusing to take the appropriate action to define a crime, and falsely charging me with harassment. I do not feel safe nor protected when this officer is dispatched to my home. On the contrary, I feel undue stress and fear of retaliation. I plead that this officer Dickson, Badge ID 366 is no longer allowed to respond to calls involving my person or home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc6MyWc4cZ8&feature=youtu.be
Peace officer? More like piece of sh*t officer. Nazi earning the hate. No wonder people hate these motherfreckles with badges .
https://ring.com/share/1c55edd9-38d6-43f3-9025-1b9ccf1498ff I hate the City of Buffalo. It's been almost a year now and all they do is issue warrant card after warrant card after warrant card. Any other City would have intervened by now. I have an order of protection against this woman and 5 outstanding warrants for violating a Court mandated order. This evil vile woman has so far gave me and my kids CO2 poisoning by cutting off my flue pipe, attacked me w a saw and bit me, stabbed my siding, cut up my privacy fence and stole 5 ft of panel, comes in my yard naked, stole my dog, hangs tarps all over her house with my name on them calling me all types of bitches, painted bitch on my window, defaced her own garage to send me a message, sends her dog to sh*t in my flowerbed in the front of my house, rips my gutters down, broke into my shed and stole my grill, hit my house with her car and took off so the police filed a hit and run, ripped my camera off the side of my house and whipped it down the driveway, and now here the stupid idiot steals my camera on camera.....everything is on video and documented...smmfh. F**k you City of Buffalo. I see why nobody wants to buy a house here!!!
https://ring.com/share/455fcb97-b8e7-43bc-b243-d0db64dfb83b Police partiality and retaliation is a huge problem here in the City of Buffalo, specifically this Officer...Officer Dickson. I have an order of protection against this woman. This woman to date has cut my flue pipe off my house giving me and my 2 kids CO2 poisoning. She has cut up and stole roughly 5ft of panel from my privacy fence, comes in my backyard topless, stabbed holes in my siding, stole my dog and brought it to the pound saying it was a stray, constantly sensing her dog to sh*t in my flowerbed, painted bitch on my back window, hit my house w her car and took off (police filed a MVR for hit and run), attacked me in my backyard w a saw and bit me in my neck, broke into my shed and stole my grill, hangs tarps all over her house w my name on it calling me all types of bitches, graffitied her own garage facing my backyard to call me a bitch, gives my 16 year old son the finger, and a host of other issues which I have on camera. This Officer Dickson in the video refused to watch my video because I reported him to Internal Affairs back in May when he threatened to taze a concerned citizen regarding an assault. There is a Supreme Court order that states this woman has temporary ingress and egress ONLY rights to a portion of my property. My cameras are also in Supreme Court to determine whether or not they're lawful. For a police officer to tell me to take my cameras down that have not been deemed unlawful and which are used for self preservation to record all these criminal acts is completely partial and solely based on a retaliatory act. There is no criminal law in the statute that cameras are illegal, therefore falsely charging me with harassment. For a police officer to charge me with harassment when I am the one who has the order of protection is completely uncalled for and unethical. This officer is targeting me due to a complaint. This has been going on since March 28, 2020 and I plan to show this video to IA tomorrow at my meeting. I call for an investigation on this officer. He has already attempted to file false charges on me which a DA did not accept and reduced the charge. He has already called me a liar once and now again. I am including in the comments the video he refused to watch. He has discriminated against me and retaliated over a lawful complaint. This officer abuses his authority
Hi, when is the next Common Council meeting and will it be live?
Wish they would make a ATV park for people to take their quads and dirtbikes and 3 wheelers and that would get alot of them off the streets that are riding in traffic. It would be a easy profit.
Wish they would make a ATV park for people to take their quads and dirtbikes and 3 wheelers and that would get alot of them off the streets that are riding in traffic. It would be a easy profit to make in buffalo ny.
Regarding Mayor Byron Brown's WONDERFUL School Zone Speed Cameras Policy (insert sarcasm here).......Can somebody please tell me WHY there are no beacons on the northbound side of Colvin Avenue at Nichols School? (But there is one going south bound) They are clearly issuing tickets for those that are going more than 25 mph on the northbound side since I just received a notice in the mail yesterday for going 27 mph on Wednesday, November 4 at 2:54 pm. Something needs to be addressed as far as the lack of beacons. :(
https://www.facebook.com/103391844513733/videos/1760062237485861/?notif_id=1607102040122399¬if_t=page_post_reaction&ref=notif We ran a show yesterday - not for live broadcast numbers, but to post a podcast on the WNY Reach. Any comments?
HOW ABOUT SOMETHING GETS DONE ABOUT THIS!!! ONTARIO AND TONAWANDA ST IN RIVERSIDE
So now that Buffalo has demonstrated that we can arbitrarily name a street after any hate group we want or frankly anything we want...what is Buffalo going to do when people go out and droves with paint and start renaming all of your signs?
Where is the education committee meeting?