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Kevin Gaughan - Push to Re-Name the County "Buffalo"

Jan 5, 2016|

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Let's welcome our next guest buffalo attorney and government downsizing crusader Kevin going on as well those I Kevin. Good morning on the Kevin what is this we're hearing you are suggesting that we change the name of your becoming what's up with that. Well I'm get to that are Erie county legislature which has the authority to to do this consider. And write ups a couple of shots. One is after them almost four decades of economic decline that that the urban center that on our identity and and and and which affects all of our states no matter where we live in in your county the city your outlook are more calm about it. And I I think as a result if it it would be cryptic sort of two. Identified out of acknowledge that and renaming Erie county got slow count. The workers and inward in inward purpose port which is to remind all of that no matter where are we living on all want the city. We benefit from it success were diminished by its failures and we're all ultimately all sorts states. You know. A couple of really is back on the map again in Allen as it is a great idea I think a lot of people would say but will it cost. To change that name. The yum you know this is actually the second time I made sort of liked it. It two years ago it was at a nadir and effort to perhaps help lit yet and at that time been on the executive tennis court estimated cost by our callers to our. You web retain signs in the like my proposal though that this should not have any cost taxpayers I would propose that all the Philanthropic community and I certainly have a record of meeting with some success in raising money that they make those payments I had some discussions with them. Back then and they thought the key could be done sort through attrition and were so wait until. I need to retaining. And the like when there's new politicians elected notre. I'd be young and technically the outward looking purpose sported that is. I think it's time for us to tell the world. You know what our true identity years. And we're now here Western New York to magnificent manatee on as a god given natural. Wonder I've also. And the second is this and that paid city about lone unique story in and out magnificence and supplies and so we're not at the buffalo Niagara region I think which emphasized. Any feedback yet from the county executive for the county legislation. I haven't heard from mr. Poland cars the you have on the content legislators who live in the city of course serve very I'm enthusiastic about it. I will say looking at some of the journalist outlets. Yeah. It has some polls and which I think it's important. It's if it has raised some emotional responses on all sides and I think that's a good or not I you know off. So far this little surgeons of which were all also proud. That we're experiencing it's it's been marked principally but development. Now to sustain network and start growing again because we lost so many 100000 folks here. And I think in order to achieve that growth we're gonna have to rendered our entire community. United in interest creative very strong regional economy I think it should be based entered my outlook reflected in our in our continent. Kevin you can be sure will continue to follow this and we thank you for your time this morning. You can argue it is and John thanks or an interest in your welcome sir those buffalo attorney and government downsizing advocate Kevin Golan.