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Buffalo has a new city clerk after Tianna Marks was elected Tuesday by Common Council members. Marks is the city's first female African American clerk.

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Several hundred job seekers packed an informational session in Buffalo about opportunities at Solar City.


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The Niagara District's David Rivera has been elected the new majority leader of the Buffalo Common Council.

Demone Smith resigns from Common Council

Jun 23, 2015
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Demone Smith has resigned as the Buffalo Common Council's Masten District representative to take another city job.

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Buffalo's finances are improving to the point it can loan money to other governments. The  Common Council yesterday approved a $15.5 million loan to the West Seneca school district.


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Around half of Buffalo's public schools are open after the regular school day and there's a push to open them all.

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With Buffalo Public Schools on a path to spend $940 million in the next year, Buffalo Common Council members on Thursday questioned administrators over how that money will be spent.

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About two dozen people braved a biting wind outside the Erie County Holding Center in downtown Buffalo Tuesday to call on Albany to "Raise the Age."

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Buffalo Common Council members approved the first contract with city firefighters in 11 years Tuesday afternoon, making some big changes in the way the department runs.

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Buffalo has a budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 with council members making only small changes to Mayor Byron Brown's proposed spending plan.

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Buffalo Common Council members voted Tuesday for a measure which is supposed to block an increase in the city's garbage user fee.

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Common Council Majority Leader Demone Smith is proposing job applications in the City of Buffalo eliminate any questions regarding criminal records.

The move reflects what many other cities have already undertaken in an effort to put qualified applicants before employers. The move would still allow these questions to be asked during interviews.

Smith's proposal would apply to city government posts, government vendors and many other jobs in the city.
 

Majority Leader's wife faces possible prison sentence

Apr 3, 2012

The wife of  Buffalo Common Council Majority Leader, Demone Smith,  has admitted to her role in a counterfeit check scheme while she working for the Buffalo Bills.
    
The Buffalo News reports  that 35-year-old Jayme Smith pleaded guilty Monday to federal bank fraud charges in connection with more than $560,000 in bogus checks.
   
 She admitted creating the fraudulent checks and mailing them to individuals across the United States while working for the Bills last year.
    
Court documents didn't mention of the case's financial impact on the Bills.