Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Slouching Past Deadwood

Erie County government is apparently leapfrogging the 19th century and heading straight towards the 18th as it struggles to find an affordable level of public services. First the housing police were eliminated in Buffalo. Now it's county sheriff patrols that are on the chopping block.

Even, Deadwood, that model of frontier public sector efficiency had a vigorous sheriff.

The cornerstones of government in Erie County are being demolished, in part, by the region's failure to move towards a fair and stable revenue mechanism and regional planning that doesn't undermine Buffalo's economy.

Look for pirates on Lake Erie soon.

1 comment:

Civilis said...

I am happy to see the WFP blog being revived...