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Buffalo Common Council seeking input on possible removal of Millard Fillmore's name from city-owned properties

Buffalo Common Council approves motion to remove Millard Fillmore's name from city-owned properties
Posted at 2:19 AM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 18:26:12-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Common Council is seeking input from the public on whether or not the city should remove the name of Millard Fillmore from properties owned by the city.

According to the Common Council's agenda from September 1st, the city wanted to address concerns from Buffalo residents about America's 13th president and his role in allowing slavery to exist.

This comes after the University at Buffalo decided to remove Fillmore's name from its campus in August.

You can make public comments by emailing councilstaff@city-buffalo.com, or by calling (716) 851-5105.

The Community Development Committee of the Buffalo Common Council is set to meet Tuesday to discuss this proposal at 2 p.m.