City Council yet to review County’s EMTA proposal

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Erie City Council has yet to review the county’s proposal for the future of EMTA.

City Council president Bob Merski says council plans to meet to review the plan, but hasn’t yet.

Merski says it’s problematic that the county is giving the city ultimatums, saying that doesn’t lend itself to true negotiations.

County Council approved a proposal Tuesday night that would make Erie County responsible for all EMTA funds.  It would also give the county the right to appoint all the authority’s board members, but only if the city approves it.

“The proposal that is being put out there excludes the city from participation in margin and marginalizes the city, and I think that is not a good process for moving forward,” Merski said.

The city has until June 30th to respond to the county’s proposal.

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