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Rodriguez to talk economic development

By Jill Terreri

Republican mayoral candidate Sergio Rodriguez will be at the Hatch restaurant today to talk about his economic development platform. 

The Hatch was a key part of an audit from Comptroller Mark Schroeder, released yesterday. 

Rodriguez quickly pounced on the audit in a release yesterday, saying that the Erie Basin Marina operators have been "robbing the city blind" while Mayor Byron Brown has been accepting political donations from the operators. 

The Brown administration said it would hire new operators for the marina and restaurant for the 2014 season. 

Brand-On Services, which has run the marina and Hatch restaurant since 2001, declined to comment on the audit yesterday, and said they had not seen it yet. 

The audit maintains that the company should immediately pay the city $343,245 it is due from operations there, that it should have been paid since 2008, under the terms of the company's contract with the city. 

In other city headlines today, State Education Commissioner John King was in town yesterday and kept up his criticism of the Buffalo School District

 Assemblyman Sean Ryan and PUSH Buffalo are calling on the state Public Service Commission to use National Fuel profits to fund home weatherization projects. 

And tall ships have arrived at Canalside, and tours will be available this weekend. 

 

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Byron Brown | education | Mayoral Campaign 2013 | Mayoral Race 2013 | Sean Ryan | Sergio Rodriguez | Tim Kennedy
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