Supreme Court decides against housing commissioner

Dec 17, 2016

A State Supreme Court has decided against a petition filed by a former Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Commissioner.

Joseph Mascia was removed from his post by Mayor Brown after a recording surfaced of Mascia using racial slurs. The petition refuted Brown's authority in the case as Mascia was not appointed by the mayor but was a tenant-elected commissioner. Mascia also contended he was given an unfair hearing.

Joseph Mascia
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The court denied both of those claims, and the judge even offered praise to the hearing officer in the case.