Shrinking Buffalo

New census estimates point to Buffalo still getting smaller…if the numbers hold true, Buffalo will go from the 59th largest city in the US to 70th.

I do like Marti Gorman’s attitude in the video above…

“We need to celebrate our successes, because if we keep focusing on failure, that’s all we’re gonna get.”

But…

We do need to start right sizing the city and plan accordingly…I think too much attention has been paid on stopping the bleed of population with all kinds of plans that haven’t worked. If the past is an indicator, Buffalo will continue to lose people. The city needs to accept this reality and try to gauge the bottom out point. You the plan from this point on.

I know there are a lot of other mitigating factors involved…the New York State mess for one. Buffalo needs to accept what it has become before it can move forward.

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