People’s column

Generosity coming at

a high price


I am really so very happy for the labor leaders of Chautauqua County who have negotiated a huge payday increase over the next four years for our county rank and file unionized workers.

As for County Executive PJ Wendel who continues to freely give away the taxpayer dollars, I just shake my head. I do appreciate that PJ does not come from a history of managing and obviously does yet understand his role to protect the taxpayers. But soon one or more county departments will be fully back on the local tax share, the housing market and tax assessments will be going down, the federal windfalls from the pandemic will be spent and I’m afraid that Chautauqua County Taxpayers will be paying dearly for PJ Wendel’s generosity and his expanding of the county government’s employment rolls.




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