Anthony J. Baynes, chairman of the Erie County, N.Y., Fiscal Stability Authority, resigned yesterday, citing health reasons. Baynes, an appointee to the board by former Gov. George Pataki in 2005, clashed with the county government over bonding. Neither the county nor the control board can borrow without the other's consent and neither has been willing to do so, creating a deadlock for more than a year.
"All the decisions I have made in my roll as chairman, I have always tried to do what was best for the taxpayers," Baynes said in a press release.