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West Seneca town board referendum (2009)

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The West Seneca town board referendum appeared on the June 3, 2009 in Erie County, New York in the town of West Seneca. Voters will determine if they should maintain the current size of the town board or cut two positions.

Voters approved the referendum.[1]

  • Yes: 6,245 (59.48%)Approveda
  • No: 4,252 (40.51%)

Regardless of the outcome, Wednesday's vote marks the first time that Erie County residents have voted on that issue. Referendum supporters argue that reducing the 5-person board will save the town money and "bring government back to the people." Opponents argue that the savings of reducing the board's size is minimal and the cut will only reduce residents’ representation in local government.[2]

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