The subject of this morning's forum, sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council, was the government reform initiative that local activist Kevin Gaughan has been spearheading.
An audience of more than 100 local business, labor and education leaders heard Gaughan's familiar call to downsize local government through referendums. Those votes have led to three-person town boards in several communities and could shrink the Erie County Legislature from 15 members to 11, if voters agree next week.
Also on hand to offer their opinions were Kevin Hardwick, Canisius College political science professor and county legislator, and yours truly, suburban editor of The Buffalo News. Click the link below to hear the question-and-answer portion of the event.
--- Bruce Andriatch