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Jessica Maglietto-Smith—a special assistant to Mayor Byron Brown who worked for Brown when he was a state senator, followed him to City Hall, was sponsored by the mayor’s political team as a nuisance candidate against Delaware District Councilman Mike LoCurto in 2007, lost, then ran the CitiStat program for a spell, before being promoted to her current $62,000 per year gig—has been named by the mayor to the board of directors of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.

• On Tuesday the Common Council passed Masten District Councilman Demone Smith’s resolution in support of the Brown administration’s bid to take ownership of Outer Harbor property currently owned by the NFTA. The other bidder for the property is the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation. The prior push for the city to reclaim ownership of the land, which was transferred from the city to the state authority when the authority took over operation of the city’s port, originated with former South District Councilman Mickey Kearns and Delaware District Councilman Mike LoCurto. This summer Mayor Byron Brown took up the cause. Something is in the works for that property…

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