Common Council

Artvoice (2002): “Dave Franczyk, Racism and a Divided Council”

This article was found via the website Media Study, and is linked to below. It is an insightful assessment of longtime incumbent Councilman David Franczyk, whose history of racist politics has been a shameful chapter in our city’s history. It is

Common Council

At housing court, Franczyk undermines claim that he’s a preservationist

Earlier this week, Fillmore district Councilman David Franczyk appeared in city housing court to support the demolition of a property that preservationists in the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood say is key to keeping the community’s history and architectural character intact. His opposition comes at

Housing Authority

What is Byron doing with the Housing Authority?

Sweeping layoffs at the badly mismanaged Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is leaving residents aghast. Dozens of key staffers are being dismissed in the face of a bleak fiscal outlook that stems from poor performance in federal funding formulas. The agency

Common Council

Diversity of district makes Fillmore council race a toss up

The Fillmore district is a gerrymandered concoction that was drawn in the 2010/11 redistricting process. Then Council President David Franzcyk, a deeply unpopular figure who was first elected in 1988 and watched his neighborhood collapse, desperately needed to find white

Cheektowaga

Magierski’s plan to keep Cheektowaga neighborhoods strong

Cheektowaga Town Clerk Alice Magierski has a plan to address vacant homes, if she is elected Town Supervisor. Magierski is a longtime figure in town politics — friendly and familiar to Cheektowaga voters, who tend to be older and more