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Brian Davis AWOL

John Borsa at Channel 7 News reports:

Sources on Buffalo’s Common Council tell Eyewitness News that Ellicott District member Brian Davis could lose two weeks of salary on payday if he fails to show for Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. This after Davis failed to show for a committee meeting on Wednesday.

“Avoiding state police investigators is not a valid excuse for missing a council meeting,” one source said.

brian davis dancingA majority vote is required for any council member who wishes to miss a meeting. A request must be submitted by 2 p.m. on Thursday, said Common Council President David Franczyk.

Franczyk said Davis’ attendance has been better since the councilman missed several meetings at the beginning of the year.

Eyewitness News has learned that investigators from the New York State Police and the Erie County District Attorney’s office were at city hall Wednesday afternoon asking to interview Councilman Brian Davis.

Frank Sedita, the Erie County D.A., confirmed the investigators were present at a committee meeting that Davis was scheduled to attend.

Sources who were at the meeting said the investigators simply wanted to talk with the embattled councilman.

Eyewitness News confirmed months ago that state police were looking into Davis and his alleged role in the One Sunset scandal.

The restaurant, which is now closed, was failing when it received more than $100,000 in city funds, some of which came from Davis in the form of a grant, a city audit revealed.

Calls to Councilman Davis were not returned.


  • bflofirst

    Is anyone tailing this guy to see where he goes? That would be interesting. Do we know yet if he did go to college? Does he still show up at his weekly fund raisers at that bar on Chipewa? with his accounts frozen where does that money go?

  • RaChaCha

    It was reported in both the Buffalo News and the Challenger that Davis had an event in his district today. Did they try looking for him there–? Here’s the notice:

    “DEDICATION: The community is invited to the dedication sponsored by Council Member Brian C. Davis and Ellicott District Community Development of William Bill Robinson Way at 2 pm Thursday at William and Krettner streets.”

    Perhaps Artvoice could provide a public service to investigators (and Davis constituents) by posting a regular “Where’s Brian?” feature.

  • Westsideinvestor

    Brian Davis has refused to vote on my licensing issue for the last 7 months. He does not represent his district only his own benefits!!!

  • Lego1981

    Are we even surprised by this? Maby he is on the run and already left town? For someone who has turned his back on the very people who elected him in office, wrote bogus checks, never goes to work, can never be reached, is just a name with out a face in office who does nothing! It’s finally catching up to him. Who’s even surprised by this? I mean, Really?