State Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns, D-Buffalo, is calling on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to commit to keeping the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca.
Kearns said more than 10,000 people want to keep the center in West Seneca, according to surveys he has received and signatures collected at the Erie and Wyoming county fairs.
A bill passed unanimously by the State Legislature would keep the center in West Seneca instead of moving it to the grounds of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, which is being renovated for the move.
Kearns is sending a letter to Cuomo Wednesday asking for his commitment to keeping the center open. The goal of his campaign is to receive the commitment before sending him the bill for his approval.