Due to the Christmas Holiday City Hall will be closed on Thursday, December 25, 2014. Due to the New Years Day Holiday City Hall will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015.
CITY OF BUFFALO GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION MAY RESULT IN ONE-DAY DELAY FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS DUE TO CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAYS
The City of Buffalo Department of Public Works wants to remind city residents and business owners that if their regular scheduled garbage and recycling pick-up day falls on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014, their regular scheduled pick-up will be delayed by one day. So for example - regular scheduled Wednesday pick-up on Christmas Eve, December 24th, won’t change, but Thursday pick-up (Christmas Day) will occur on Friday, and regularly scheduled Friday pick-up will occur on Saturday.
In the same way during New Year’s week, Thursday’s garbage and recycling will be picked up on Friday and Friday’s garbage and recycling will be picked up on Saturday. All other scheduled garbage pick-ups will remain the same.
If you have any further questions, please call 311. Happy Holidays from the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works!
December 18, 2014 - Ring in 2015 at the 27th annual “Buffalo Ball Drop & Fireworks” at Iskalo Development’s Electric Tower, 535 Washington Street, in downtown Buffalo. Roosevelt Plaza – where Huron, Genesee, and Washington Streets meet – will come alive on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31st when tens of thousands of people gather for the second largest such event in the United States!
“Buffalo has one of the biggest Ball Drops in the country,” said Mayor Byron Brown. “I’d like to thank this year’s sponsors for their dedication to this event and the citizens of Buffalo and Western New York. Every year I look forward to continuing this great tradition.”
“Iskalo Development is once again pleased to host Buffalo’s annual Ball Drop, now in its 27th consecutive year at the historic Electric Tower,” stated Paul B. Iskalo, founder and CEO of Iskalo Development. “We look forward to this event each year and invite all of Western New York to join us downtown on New Year’s Eve as we celebrate our great City of Buffalo and welcome in the New Year.”
Local singing sensation Caitlin Koch will headline the show, kicking off at 10:30 p.m., concluding with the Buffalo Ball Drop and Fireworks at midnight. Koch, an Orchard Park native, has picked up a national following after success on recent reality television talent shows. At age 15, Caitlin won a local radio contest as "Buffalo Idol," and headlined at the First Niagara Center.
Mayor Brown, Concerned Clergy Coalition of WNY Host Forum On Community - Police Relations
December 16, 2014 - Mayor Byron Brown and the Concerned Clergy Coalition of WNY, joined by members of the Buffalo Police Department, BPD Internal Affairs, U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, National Federation of Just Communities, Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Erie County Sheriff’s Office, NFTA, Peacemakers and the City of Buffalo Commission on Citizens’ Rights & Community Relations along with other elected officials and youth representatives, sponsored a special forum at Mt. Olive Baptist Church today to get community input as the city continues to review and update its policing policy, procedures and training programs. More than 400 citizens turned out for the event.
“I am thankful that so many members and leaders in our community are here today, trying to help us bring people together to get the right kind of dialogue going so we can continue to make positive change,” said Mayor Brown. “An important national discussion is underway and today in Buffalo we are having a conversation to bring about continued dialogue between the community and local law enforcement as the city continues to review and update its policing policy, procedures and training programs. We must stand together for peace in Buffalo, Ferguson, and in all cities across the country and that begins by listening to each other to gain better understanding.”
Mayor Brown and Dr. Siren Deliver A Public Art Presentation To Local Developers
December 10, 2014 - Mayor Byron W. Brown and Albright-Knox Art Gallery Director Dr. Janne Sirén hosted a breakfast today for local developers titled Improving Your Assets: Public Art and Private Development. This unique presentation, sponsored by the City of Buffalo Arts Commission, was held at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness in the local development community about how public art can further expand economic revitalization efforts in Buffalo.
“With over $5 billion in new economic development activity underway, resulting in over 12,000 new jobs, the City of Buffalo continues its commitment to embracing public art and diversity as a catalyst for future economic development activity,” said Mayor Brown. “By strategically placing public art in places, we know we will continue to draw more interest and traffic from city residents and visitors and today I encourage Buffalo’s development community to consider incorporating public art into its upcoming projects.”
Mayor Brown Travels To NYC For An Immigration Summit
December 8, 2014 - Mayor Byron Brown is in New York City today to take part in NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first-ever summit. At least twenty Mayors from cities across the country also plan to take part in this discussion to lay out a step-by-step implementation plan of an executive order on immigration.
“Throughout its history, Buffalo has benefited from the immeasurable economic contributions of its immigrant populations and as we continue to see a dramatic increase in the number of immigrants and refugees settling here, we want to make sure that we’re doing all that we can to ease the transition for our newest residents,” said Mayor Brown. “Buffalo, like many cities across America, is experiencing an increase in immigration and to continue the economic growth and progress we’re seeing in Buffalo we would support a smooth transition for the immigrant community in Buffalo cities across the country. I thank Mayor de Blasio for hosting this summit.”
As Buffalo continues to become a location of choice for immigrants and refugees, Mayor Brown launched the city’s New Americans Study earlier this year. The new study will help the city to further develop policies to make Buffalo a destination of choice for refugees and immigrants. It will include an analysis of the city’s existing immigrant and refugee populations; an outline of needed services and current gaps; and recommendations that the city and other stakeholders can use to initiate or improve these services.
The Summit’s agenda will also allow opportunities for the Mayors to do presentations on theparticular developments in their areas as well as get advice from legal experts.
Mayor Brown Helps Announce The Debut Of A Children's Book "Max Meets The Mayor"
December 4, 2014 - Mayor Brown featured in the book written by Mark Goldman
Today Mayor Byron Brown helped announce the debut of a Children’s Book, titled, “Max Meets the Mayor”. Local Entrepreneur/Author Mark Goldman wrote the book, based on a real-life experience with his now 7-year-old grandson, Max. Mayor Brown, Mark Goldman, Max and illustrator Elizabeth Leader shared the book today at Buffalo City Hall with
"One of the things I enjoy most about being Mayor is visiting school children, reading with them and hearing about what they want to be when they grow up," Mayor Brown said. “Max Meets the Mayor” gave me an opportunity to further educate our children about the demands and realities of my profession, encourages them to dream about their own career aspirations and inspires civic involvement.”
Mark Goldman is an author, historian, entrepreneur and proud grandpa. Elizabeth is a well-known Buffalo artist and the author and illustrator of “Buffalo Snow”.
"I hope this book encourages children to think about their futures and set attainable goals. Moreover, I hope it inspires them to understand the importance of reading as it relates to education,” Mayor Brown added.
“Max Meets the Mayor” is available online at www.buffaloheritage.com and at many Buffalo area book stores, toy stores and gift shops.
City of Buffalo E-Waste Recycling Collection: One Final Notification For Proper Disposal
City Plans To Switch Into Enforcement Mode; Violators Face Fines Up To $105
Mayor Byron Brown issued a final notification to city residents today in advance of the city issuing tickets to households that illegally dispose of electronic waste (e-waste) at the curb. As per New York State regulations, the City of Buffalo is no longer able to collect unwanted electronic waste discarded by individuals at the curb. (It’s prohibited for city residents to dispose of e-waste at the curb and it’s prohibited for landfills to accept them.) Those who do not comply and continue to put electronics out at the curb face fines up to $105, as per a recent city ordinance amendment passed by the City Council and signed by Mayor Brown. This action follows a long grace period in Buffalo in which the City of Buffalo Department of Sanitation tagged households with notices, advising suspected violators of the law. Read More...
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