Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content

Today in City Hall

By Jill Terreri

Good morning,

Today, the Common Council will meet at 2 p.m. for what is expected to be a very short session, if yesterday's pre-meeting caucus was any indication. 

On the agenda is the appointment of Donna Estrich as commissioner of administration, finance, policy and urban affairs, which is expected to be approved without opposition. In this role, Estrich will be Mayor Byron W. Brown's top financial adviser, and will be a member of the panel of Brown aides who question city department heads during CitiStat meetings. 

Council members will also send the city's comprehensive annual financial report, prepared by Comptroller Mark Schroeder's office, to the Finance Committee for discussion. 

A proposal from Ellicott Council Member Darius Pridgen to urge ECC to move its medical and dental training programs to the vacant Sheehan property, now owned by McGuire Development Group, will likely go to committee for discussion, but the Council didn't decide yesterday what will happen to it, so it could get passed on the floor today.  

 

1.8.13
comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

About Politics Now

Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

rmccarthy@buffnews.com


Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

tprecious@buffnews.com


Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

@jillterreri | jterreri@buffnews.com


Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

@JerryZremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

Subscribe

Advertisement