Jim Heaney and Charlotte Keith of Investigative Post have broken a number of unsettling stories of the Buffalo Billion program. Enough to persuade U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to launch a federal investigation into the awarding of contracts and for members of the city’s African-American community to demand more diversity in the hiring of construction workers at the SolarCity plant at Riverbend.
Heaney and Keith will discuss their reporting and provide other updates on the Buffalo Billion program at a talk Monday at 7 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Avenue.
Their presentation will be followed with a speakers panel featuring James Allen, executive director of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency, and Charley Fisher III, president of BUILD Buffalo. The floor will then be opened to questions from the audience.
Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door or online.