Kulpa’s elec­tion of­fers promis­ing Amherst fu­ture

The Buffalo News - - OPINION -

There are two kinds of elec­tions. Time for a change or more of the same. It’s the choice be­tween busi­ness as usual or a vote for new lead­er­ship and di­rec­tion. The se­lec­tion of Su­per­vi­sor-elect Brian Kulpa in Amherst is a clear vote for change.

The is­sues fac­ing Amherst are not new. They have just not been ad­dressed, sat­is­fac­to­rily or some­times at all. Land use de­ci­sions made by ap­pointed boards and the Town Board it­self have been in­creas­ingly out of sync with the vi­sion the res­i­dents have for Amherst, the place where we live and raise our fam­i­lies.

But add Brian Kulpa an ar­chi­tect, land use plan­ner and green in­fra­struc­ture pro­fes­sional on the scene as the new town leader and en­ter new ideas and a fresh ap­proach. A Busi­ness First 40 Un­der 40 honoree this year, lauded by the Sierra Club, an award-win­ning mu­nic­i­pal plan­ner, Kulpa has a lot to do.

The self-de­scribed pol­icy wonk is smart

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