Excerpt: Erie County commissioners Bill Monaghan and Pat Shenigo both promised to run the county like a business if voters elected them.
It's a promise both men have kept.
Every business looks for ways to reduce expenses and improve services, and it's smart that county leaders and elected officials are doing that. Commissioners are right to pursue further cuts in operations expenses across the spectrum of county services and elected offices.
Spending less on operations and more on improvements is the right formula for Erie County. Sewer, waterlines, facilities and other various infrastructure improvements are a never-ending need and investing more taxpayer money in these endeavors is an absolute necessity.