As the saying goes, “there is more than meets the eye.” Lately, the Erie County Legislature has been handling a large number of unbalanced spending proposals including lead and opiate initiatives that have been pushed on the Legislature without any notion of how to fund these programs for the long term. The County Executive has been relentless in his message to the media and residents that the Legislature doesn’t share his commitment to these issues. That is completely untrue. It’s taken the County Executive years to propose these new plans, while we have continuously funded existing programs. In 2016 Mr. Poloncarz also left out a crucial detail, how will this be paid for?