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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 06-07-21

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Buffalo, NY—Mayor Byron W. Brown Sunday announced the creation of the City of Buffalo Transformation Fund, which will direct resources from the City’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) stimulus funding into categories of spending that aim to enhance Buffalo’s ‘People and Places’ and ‘Progress and Prosperity.

Mayor Brown is urging Buffalo residents to share their thoughts and ideas regarding how the City should allocate resources from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“The Transformation Fund will be the vehicle the City employs to channel the American Rescue Plan funds Buffalo has received into innovative, responsive, and impactful initiatives that will help accelerate our City’s current positive trajectory” Mayor Brown said. “It is critically important that people have a voice in determining how we allocate these funds and identify what sorts of investments they think will help enhance the quality of life in their neighborhoods. That is why we are also launching the Transformation Fund page on the City’s website. On this page, residents can learn about the ARP, leave comments, complete an online survey, and sign up to get notified of regular updates.”

Buffalo residents can learn more about the new Buffalo Transformation Fund and submit ideas on how to use the funds at: www.buffalony/BTF.


Downtown Buffalo to be Lit Up For Juneteenth 2021

The dome of City Hall and the City’s BuffaloLIT partners will be lit up in Green, Red and Black tonight to kick-off Juneteenth 2021. This morning the Mayor Brown was joined by members of the Juneteenth Festival leaders and elected officials to raise the Pan-African flag in Niagara Square.

Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions, most of the 46th Annual Buffalo Juneteenth celebration will take place virtually. For a complete calendar of Juneteenth 2021 events and to purchase Juneteenth apparel, visit:


The City’s Spring Bulk Trash Collection is Underway in the Delaware District

Delaware District residents are reminded Bulk Trash collection will take place from Monday, June 7 through Saturday, June

12. Bulk trash collection will be done Mon. – Sat. next week, not just on regular garbage and recycling days.

In addition to following rules on what can be put in bulk trash, residents are reminded that ALL posted parking restrictions will be enforced to make way for trash collection.

Bulk Trash Week Rules:

  • Posted parking restrictions will be enforced during bulk trash weeks.
  • Curbside bulk trash piles cannot not exceed 12 ft. long, 3 ft. wide and 3 ft. high.
  • Electronic trash, such as televisions and computers, are not allowed to be placed in bulk trash.
  • Tires are not permitted to be disposed of in bulk trash.

Splash and Swim to Beat the Heat!

Ten of the City’s splash pads are now open through Labor Day. With heat and humidity forecast for the next several days, splash pads are a great place for kids to cool off.

The City’s splash pads will be open at from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day through Labor Day, weather permitting. Here’s the list of City of Buffalo Splash pads now open:

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park - foot of Porter Ave. Allison Park - Reese St., adjacent to Asarese Matters Center

Masten Park - Best St., adjacent to Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion MLK Jr. Park Basin - Best St. and Fillmore Ave.

Lanigan Park - South Park Ave., west of Louisiana St. Lincoln Park - foot of Quincy St.

Cazenovia Park - behind the park casino Houghton Park - foot of Spahn St.

Schiller Park - Sprenger St. side of park Roosevelt Park - foot of Roosevelt Ave


The Kensington Park splash pad is closed while pool is under reconstruction.


Swimmers can cool down at two of the City’s indoor pools. The Cazenovia-Connors, Kait, Harrity Memorial Pool and Lovejoy pools are now open for lap swimming. Both pools will be open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Swimmers are required to make a reservation and the total number of swimmers in each pool will be restricted in accordance with COVID safety guidelines. To make reservations for the Cazenovia Pool, 626 Abbott Road, call: (716) 825-1326. The number for the Lovejoy Pool, 1169 E. Lovejoy St., is (716) 895-5651.


Slow Roll Buffalo Tonight


Tonight’s Slow Roll Buffalo Ride will start and end at the Agustin Olivencia Community Center, 261 Swan St. Motorists are asked to stay alert for cyclists between 6:30 and 8 p.m.


The 10-mile route will take the riders through Buffalo’s Lower East Side, Hydraulics, The Valley, Old First Ward, Perry, Emslie, Broadway-Fillmore neighborhoods, along such major streets as Seneca, South Park, Broadway and Michigan.

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