But will it be temporary? Rumors are swirling that Mayor Brown will soon head to Albany making way for Mayor Darius Pridgen? Guess we have to wait and see, but for now, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown took the oath of office for his Third Term as the Mayor at City Hall this morning.
He was reelected to a Third Term following victory in November of 2013, extending his stay as the 58th Mayor of Buffalo, New York.
In a message to all city residents, Mayor Brown underscored his commitment to accelerating progress in 2014 and over the next four years, building on the great momentum in 2013 that included $2.2 billion in new economic development activity. Mayor Brown listed his priorities for the next four years as follows:
- To foster an even more vibrant business environment that will accelerate business development, job creation and population growth, particularly among veterans, immigrants and refugees; he will also focus on investments and partnerships that support Buffalo’s arts and cultural organizations.
- To further support educational programs that help city youth stay in school and graduate or prepare them for the ‘jobs of the future’.
- To further strengthen the quality of life of city residents, business owners and visitors by building on safety plans that led to a 20 % drop in crime, the installation of over 205 surveillance cameras, historic investments in infrastructure, parks and recreation centers.