Erie County Council votes down EMTA plan

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Another speed bump on the road to a new  EMTA  charter, this one could be big.  County Council Voted down a proposal that could have stopped the uncertainty surrounding the regions largest transit authority. 
County Council members voted the plan down in a 4 to 3 vote.  This proposal  could have possibly created a new charter in partnership with the city. The charter expires on September 14th. 
 
“Was it a perfect compromise, probably not, but you know what it was good it was really good, ” said Councilman Ed DiMattio, one of the three who voted in favor of the plan. 
 
He told JET 24 Action News he is concerned that the state will have to take over EMTA. 
 
“There is still double taxation and from my perspective, as long as we have a system that keeps that system in place no resolution should go forward,” said Councilman Kyle Foust, who did not vote in favor of the new plan. 
 
City Council is set to vote on this plan at a meeting Wednesday morning. 

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