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Mayor Byron W. Brown Stands For Buffalo

Dear Friends,

There is no greater privilege than to serve all of the residents of the City of Buffalo as your Mayor. I’m even prouder today than I was nearly twelve years ago when I was first elected Mayor. We are a world-class people in a world-class City, and I am blessed to ‘Stand for Buffalo’ because it has been my honor to serve this City of truly Good Neighbors.

We’ve achieved what few imagined was possible.

When my Administration began in 2006, my vision was to strengthen Buffalo and restore our City’s competitiveness, vitality and economic viability. We followed three guiding principles: to improve city finances and attract new investments, make our streets and neighborhoods safer, and ensure greater efficiency in the delivery of city services.

Our strategy is working and our progress continues to gain momentum. We’ve reduced commercial property taxes, giving businesses an opportunity to flourish, and cut residential property taxes to provide homeowners with financial stability.

We have billions of dollars in economic development underway, creating thousands of new jobs in advanced manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality and various other industries. Every day, new jobs are
coming online more rapidly.

We have invested hundreds of millions in affordable housing, education and our City’s parks, streetscapes and storefronts, including re-opening Main Street for business.

Growth and development is happening in every neighborhood across the City. For decades, people talked about Buffalo’s potential. Today, we’re realizing it. All around – there are visible signs of progress. From shovels in the ground to cranes in the air to ribbons we’ve cut, we’ve ushered in a new spirit of confidence in our city.

I am asking for the opportunity to build on our City’s ability to compete globally, spur increased investment and create even more jobs. If given that opportunity, I will continue improving every neighborhood in Buffalo, from Black Rock to Hamlin Park, Central Park to Kaisertown, the Old First Ward to the West Side and North Buffalo.

Thank you – the residents of Buffalo – for your support and friendship over the years, and for the confidence you have placed in me to lead our City. It would be an honor to continue to serve as your Mayor in this next phase of Buffalo’s remarkable revival. By working together over the next four years, I know we can build on our progress and create even greater opportunities for all Buffalo residents.

Sincerely,

Mayor Byron W. Brown