Last month the other county legislators and I voted on a number of proposed amendments recommended by the Erie County Charter Revision Commission. One of the more controversial ones called for the creation of a Council of Governments comprised of representatives from the county’s cities and towns. The council would have the ability to propose local laws to the county legislature, to nominate members of an advisory county planning board and advise the legislature and executive on matters regarding regional cooperation. The proposal was far from perfect and received much criticism. The vote in the Legislature was 10-1 against the recommendation. I was the one.