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Key Brown Aide Resigns

Alisa A. Lukasiewicz
Courtesy of ci.buffalo.ny.
Alisa A. Lukasiewicz

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron Brown is losing a key aide. The Mayor released a statement Friday afternoon that Alisa Lukasiewicz has submitted her resignation as corporation counsel.

Brown has appointed her deputy, David Rodriguez, as her temporary replacement.

City Hall watchers said the relationship between Lukasiewicz and Deputy Mayor Steve Casey was strained in recent months. But Brown had only words of praise for her.

"Alisa Lukasiewicz was a trusted adviser who has served my Administration well on all legal matters involving the City of Buffalo," Brown said. "I wish her great success in her future professional pursuits."

Brown said it was Lukasiewicz who negotiated the settlement of the longstanding Hickory Woods controversy, helping to end the largest environmental class action lawsuit in the history of the City of Buffalo.