State of the City

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As some of Buffalo's difficulties flow across the city line to the suburbs and some of the wealth from the suburbs flows into the city, Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Executive Poloncarz are trumpeting their cooperation on issues like poverty, affordable housing and lead poisoning.

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Mayor Byron Brown is scheduled to deliver his 12th State of the City address Thursday afternoon, in what he says will be another rallying call for "revitalization and opportunity" in Buffalo.

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Mayor Paul Dyster says Niagara Falls' years of effort in economic development is showing up across his city. That was the central theme of his State of the City message Thursday evening.


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Saying the state of the City of Buffalo is "strong," Mayor Byron Brown looked back on accomplishments while announcing who will develop a highly-anticipated downtown grocery store.


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Buffalo’s Squaw Island on the city’s west side will soon be renamed with a more positive term.

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During his annual State of the City address Friday, Mayor Byron Brown announced a new $75 million project on the Buffalo's waterfront.

Mayor Brown says city is "strong" in annual address

Feb 15, 2012
photo by Michael Mroziak

The City of Buffalo is strong and it will build upon 2011's significant accomplishments because it has the "right people in the right place at the right time."  That was the theme of Mayor Byron Brown's annual State of the City address, held Wednesday afternoon inside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Mayor Brown boasted of accomplishments including the city's lowest tax rate in 20 years, as well as its highest credit rating in 30 years.  For the past two years, he noted, Fitch has graded Buffalo's credit at A+.