Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content

Today in City Hall

By Jill Terreri

Good morning,

Today, the Common Council's Claims Committee will discuss various settlements totaling $4.4 million with people who have claims against the city, including the families of two firefighters, who are set to receive $4.1 million.

The Council already approved two settlements on today's agenda: $70,000 to settle a property damage claim from Iskalo Electric Towers LLC and $49,000 to a woman and her son, Yevette Paulding and Javon Fogan, related to allegations of excessive force by the Police Department. Both were time-sensitive, according to the city's Law Department, and were approved by the Council on March 19. 

The committee meets at 11 a.m. in Council Chambers. 

Today promises to be more quiet than yesterday, when the Council renewed a hotly debated food truck ordinance and rejected calls for tougher restrictions on the trucks. 

That debate, and a public hearing on designating the Trico complex a local landmark, drew many people to the Council Chambers. 

The Council's Legislation Committee did not act on the local landmark designation, but heard from preservationists about why the building should receive the designation. No representatives of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, which has an agreement with a city agency to develop the property, spoke at the hearing. The campus has said it would like to demolish part of the complex to make way for an expanded Innovation Center.

I recorded the comments made during the hearing in a live blog.  

Ellicott Council Member Darius G. Pridgen, who represents the campus, said the Council would vote on the designation on April 30.  

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