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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s plans to spend $50,000 for consultants to garner support and community input for major local developments is kaput, at least for now.

Bellone aides said they withdrew a resolution to hire Crowdsourced Placemakers at the Legislature’s Environment Committee meeting last Monday, after the plan got little support in the Democratic caucus.

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There were too many questions,” said Legis. Sarah Anker (D-Mount Sinai).

The proposal had to go before the Legislature because only one firm responded to a request for proposals. The RFP did not detail the projects the firm would target.

Vanessa Baird-Streeter, Bellone’s spokeswoman, said the administration will seek new bids in order to get a second response to avoid a legislative vote.