Buffalo Mayor: State Of the City Will Improve with Cooperation

Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess
Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess

Buffalo's annual State of the City Address was presented at this month's Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday, to an estimated crowd of around fifty people.

Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess said in his address that Buffalo is facing tough current economic times, but by harnessing City, County and business leaders, community members and their expertise, through cooperation, can improve the community for the future.

City Clerk Julie Silbernagel gave a financial outlook for the City which is financially sound, even though she is seeing reduced overall revenues.

She explained where and how the City recieves its revenues and how the City budgets those funds.

This year, Silbernagel expects to see less revenue from the state, according to preliminary reports from the recent Joint Appropriations Committee meetings.

City Planner Zach Montgomery finished up the address by reviewing the projects the City completed in 2011, projects that are current and/or ongoing, and projects he hopes to begin in 2012.

The overall feel to the address was cautiously optimistic by the city officials.

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