HUD and Slaughter Discuss City’s Misuse of Funds
by Geoff Kelly - posted 11:48 am, December 11, 2009
Recall that when HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan visited Buffalo in October, accompanied by Representative Brian Higgins and Senator Chuck Schumer, Mayor Byron Brown could not be bothered to join the trio on a tour of the city’s abandoned and distressed homes. (“It was just a busy day,” Brown’s spokesman, Peter Cutler, told the Buffalo News.)
Well, today the snub is returned in kind: Representative Louise Slaughter will hold a press conference this afternoon with Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to discuss the City of Buffalo’s “systemic problem of misused HUD funding.” The mayor, though his administration will certainly be the subject of conversation, is not invited.