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Editorial: A county planning board

Today's lead editorial focuses on an issue that will come before the Erie County Legislature today. The proposal to create a county planning commission should pass, but at last count proponent -- including proposal champion Maria R. Whyte -- had 9 votes, one vote short of a veto-proof majority. And County Executive Chris Collins threatens to veto.

Collins should reconsider. The proposed commission would promote smart planning that conserves county resources (and taxpayer dollars) by regulating the use of county-funding resources, not by usurping town planning board powers. Its a good idea. 

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