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Greiner Says New Government Structure Is an Improvement

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – A special commission will soon make public its recommendations for merging city and county governments. But many of the recommendations the panel will propose are already being discussed.

The commission is expected to recommend abolishing the position of Buffalo mayor. A chief executive would run the new city-county government with checks-and-balances coming from a 21-member legislative body.

Former University at Buffalo President William Greiner is chairing the commission. We reached him on the phone to find out how he's reacting to some early criticism of the recommendations.

Click the "listen" icon above to hear Mark Scott's interview with William Greiner.