Majority Leader David Rivera Common Council throwing its weight behind statewide universal healthcare By Avery Schneider • Feb 22, 2017 Avery Schneider / WBFO News Buffalo’s Common Council is throwing its support behind universal healthcare in New York. The council has chosen to back the passage of the New York Health Act, a bill calling for a single-payer healthcare system for all state residents. Listen Listening... / 1:05 WBFO’s Avery Schneider reports. Council members remain frustrated over rowdy students By Mike Desmond • Sep 21, 2016 WBFO News file photo As city residents continue to file complaints about rowdy college students in their neighborhoods, members of the Common Council are struggling to find solutions. Listen Listening... / 1:15 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports. Common Council discusses bringing back mileage reimbursement By Mike Desmond • Jul 20, 2016 WBFO's Mike Desmond Buffalo Common Councilmembers drive thousands of miles a year for the job and are now looking for some cash to pay car costs.