"To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often."
It is evident that a change is needed in Niagara County. The current fragmented approach to government is not effective, efficient or productive.
A county executive form of government is not perfect, but with a determined and inspiring leader it will provide us with a new and healthy attitude.
It is imperative that we move from the negative to the positive and that Niagara County present a strong, united and intelligent approach in dealing with Albany and Washington.
How may government, social, civic, family or business organizations work without a leader? It's not practical or possible.
Over time a strong executive can improve the county's administration and finances. This will stabilize and bring energy and health to our business climate, which hopefully will create new jobs and thus curtail the migration of our young people.
It makes sense that we, county, cities, towns and villages, all coalesce and toil together. When our cities prosper we all benefit. Now more than ever, the citizens and elected leaders of Niagara County should unite for a stronger and better government.
A few people negatively revert to our first attempt to (have) an executive form of government in the early 1970s, but "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
In order for Niagara County to make future dreams a reality we require a dedicated and vigorous county executive at the helm.
On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, vote "yes" for the charter.
RICHARD F. SOLURI
Mayor, Village of Lewiston