By Jill Terreri
Republican mayoral candidate Sergio Rodriguez alerted reporters on Tuesday that he and Mayor Byron W. Brown were scheduled to appear that evening in front of a block club in the city's north east corner.
The appearance could have marked the only venue where both candidates would appear before the Nov. 5 election. Brown has not agreed to any upcoming debates (Rodriguez participated in pre-primary debates, which also included Brown and Democrat Bernie Tolbert) and it's not clear they will discuss the issues one-on-one in any venue before general election ballots are cast.
But Brown didn't attend the Judge's Row Block Club meeting at St. Michael's church near Kensington and Eggert, and a spokesman said he did not commit to going, though Rodriguez's campaign noted that the block club felt confident enough that the mayor would be there that they promoted the appearance on its web site.
Rodriguez had the floor to himself, and talked about crime and education, jobs and a residency requirement for police officers, according to WBFO's Mike Desmond.
In other headlines today, Jane Kwiatkowski looks at the city's newest block club, on Whitney Place, and reports on the general decline in active clubs across the city and their usefulness in solving crimes.
The Buffalo Brownfield Restoration Corp. likes a plan to redevelop the Trico building, though it's in the very early stages.
A rally led by women in support of school Superintendent Pamela Brown is planned for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.
A House proposal would slash food stamps.
Comptroller candidate Kevin Gaughan attacks Stephan Mychajliw about campaign contributions from Tonawanda Coke.
And Brian Meyer interviews the new CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen.
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