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It took 16 months for the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority to admit that Comptroller Mark Schroeder was right – it does owe the City of Buffalo $4 million dollars. Now the comptroller wants to know when taxpayers will get their money.
Civilian dispatchers in the Buffalo Fire Department can sleep on the job for 10 hours during their 48-hour shifts, the department acknowledged at a special meeting of the Common Council’s finance committee last week.
Year-end financials show difficult road ahead for Buffalo, as nearly $35 million in reserves are needed to close budget gap.
There were also 137 instances of about a dozen city dispatchers working 24 consecutive hours, as Comptroller Schroeder’s audit exposes excessive overtime in the Buffalo Fire Department.