BUFFALO, N.Y. — Erie County legislators have introduced a resolution that would delay voting on a deal for a new Buffalo Bills stadium until after three public hearings are held.
Now the New York Coalition for Open Government is voicing support for these hearings.
The group cites an agreement from 2013 when the Erie County Legislature voted without any public notice to spend $94 million in taxpayer dollars on a lease for the Bills.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment is looking to build a $1.4 billion stadium near the Bills' current home in Orchard Park. Legislators supporting the public hearings say taxpayers will be expected to pay for a massive portion of that new stadium.
This plan comes as the lease between Erie County and the Bills for Highmark Stadium expires in 2023.
The legislature is meeting Thursday at 12 p.m. and is expected to discuss the resolution.