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Home > City Departments > Citizens Services > Mayor’s Quick Response Teams

Mayor’s Quick Response Teams


Program Coordinator - Wilmer Olvencia Jr.
Address: 218 City Hall, Buffalo, New York 14202
For quality of life issue please call 311

Description of Services

Mayor Brown’s Quick Response Teams are dispatched as a first responder to quality of life issues throughout the City of Buffalo. The Clean & Seal Crew, comprised of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency crew members, cleans, secures and boards up over 1,400 vacant homes a year, as well as assisting in the City's vacant lot maintenance program. The Mayor’s Impact Team cleans over 1,500 properties, along with numerous streets throughout the city each year and also serves orders to vacate for the City’s Housing Court. The Impact Team includes staff from the Departments of Public Works; Economic Development, Permit & Inspection Services; Police; Buffalo Sewer Authority and the Division of Citizen Services. 
 
Both Quick Response Teams also assist in the City’s snow removal efforts; together these Teams clean over 45 bridges, walkways and viaducts every time Buffalo experiences a snowfall. Additionally, they have also taken the lead on the City of Buffalo’s year-round efforts to remove graffiti and the Division’s “Clean Sweeps” efforts.