Erie County Executive Chris Collins gets it!
Collins is proposing a budget that shifts county provided services to non governmental organizations who provide the same service. "Collins says he wants to streamline county government, support
non-profits when possible and lessen Erie County’s legacy costs for
retiree health care, now forecast at around $890 million."
His driving statement in the article - "It is my strong belief that Erie County should not be competing with
local not-for-profit or community organizations that have the
expertise, ability and willingness to provide these services to county
His county budget proposes a spending increase of only .2%.
Refreshing leadership this guy actually believes in assessing county government functions and separating core services from those other services that can be provided more efficiently by others.
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