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Esmonde has identified root cause of city’s woes

News columnist Donn Esmonde is right on the mark. Buffalo is another Rust Belt city that has failed to recognize the obvious and make the tough decisions to remove the tarnish.

There are many reasons why no one wants to live in Buffalo and Esmonde cites a big one. His Teflon adjective also applies to Mayor Byron Brown’s Buffalo would-be job creators. They don’t stick.

Mark Hoffman

Amherst