Outrages: A start in dealing with lead

Reporting, analysis and commentary
by Jim Heaney, editor of Investigative Post

Steve Brown and I discuss the first bit of movement to address Buffalo’s lead problem on this week’s video edition of Outrages & Insights.

I said that Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is showing some leadership in making his proposal to hire more inspectors and lower the threshold that riggers medical intervention in children who test positive for lead in their blood. But I also note that Poloncarz’s proposal is only a start and that the problem demands a much greater commitment of resources beyond just the county.

Where is City Hall in all this? So far, nowhere to be found.