It's been in the works for a while, but now it seems that Buffalo is finally about to have a Black Lives Matter Street.

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The Buffalo Common Council is seeking input from the public on what street in the City of Buffalo should be designated in honor of Black Lives Matter.

In what has turned into a national movement, cities across the country have been designating or renaming streets to express support for the Black Lives Matter. It looks like Buffalo will be in good company as cities like Washington D.C., Tulsa, Oklahoma, to New York City all have created Black Lives Matter Street. A statement from the Buffalo City Council says:

On June 23, 2020, Council President Darius G. Pridgen, Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr. and Council Member Rasheed N.C. Wyatt submitted a resolution titled "Naming a Roadway in Honor of Black Lives Matter".

This resolution calls for a Street or Section thereof to be designated “Black Lives Matter” in The City of Buffalo. The location of the street will be determined through a process of public input.

Since this will be a collaborative process, it's going to be essential that you participate. You can go here to complete the survey to let the Buffalo Common Council know what street, or section of a street, should be changed.

For more information, or if you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to your Buffalo Common Council Member here, you can reach The Council Staff office via phone at (716) 851-5155 or e-mail, or you can find them online here.

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