A few weeks ago BR asked: “Where’s the campaign?” The primary election for mayor is only two weeks away from today, and the Brown and Kearns camps have been quiet…a little too quiet.
It’s not much, but in a town hall meeting concerning how Buffalo’s arts culture goes hand in hand with city revitalization, Kearns and Brown will make statements and field questions. Our own editor will moderate.
The good news is that each candidate is preparing for a televised Channel 2 debate on September 11th that will encompass all of the relevant issues.
Tonight’s event is scheduled to run from 6 to 8 PM. Both candidates have agreed to meet and discuss the topics, and each will give a 15-20 minute talk followed by Q and A. Mayor Brown will be available from 6 to 6:30, due to a prior commitment. Matthew Ricchiazzi plans on being at the event, although it’s not clear whether he’s on the docket. After the discussion, wine and light snacks will be provided by 464 Gallery.
“At 464 Gallery, we don’t wish to become political players, we just want to be sure that art does not get left out of the process,” said owner Marcus L. Wise.
It’s free and open to the public! Help us kick off election season here in Buffalo!