Mayor-elect Paul Dyster has vowed to fill his administration with the best and brightest he can find. Well, turns out the first position he has filled is with local retread Dave Kinney:
(From the Buffalo News: Dyster also announced he plans to appoint David L. Kinney, a former Niagara County parks commissioner, as director of public works. Kinney also has worked as a deputy director of parks and public works in the city and as a supervisor and manager at Carborundum Co.)
Kinney is part of the Restiano/Granieri machine and most recently was a failed candidate against Rebecca Cuddahee for County Legislator a few years back. His government positions were pure patronage hires. Amazing that the best and brightest that Dyster can find are old Falls political operatives.