Brian Davis AWOL
by Geoff Kelly - posted 11:28 am, November 5, 2009
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.
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.