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district 11

Chairman 
John J. Mills
District 11

district 4

Majority Leader
Joseph C. Lorigo
District 10

district 6

Kevin R. Hardwick
District 4

district 8

Edward A. Rath III
District 6

district 9

Ted Morton
District 8

district 10

Lynne M. Dixon
District 9

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

County Legislature creates Pawn Shop Law to aid law enforcement in recovery of stolen goods

The Erie County Legislature approved a local law (11-0) sponsored by Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Legislator Lynne Dixon today that would require pawn shops to upload information, including photos, serial numbers, marks of identification, and the name and image of the seller,  for items they purchase. This information must be uploaded onto a database before re-selling to allow members of law enforcement an opportunity to search for a stolen item. By requiring pawn shop owners to take this step, victims of theft will have a better opportunity to recover stolen items.

Proposed revision to county’s ethics law would expand requirements for filing financial disclosure forms, improve transparency

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that he has proposed a revision to Erie County’s ethics law that would require additional reporting from elected officials, improving transparency. This proposal will be considered at the March 26, 2015 session.

Legislators respond to County Executive’s recommendation for Social Services Commissioner

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Legislator Lynne Dixon said they learned through social media that a recommendation for the commissioner of the Department of Social Services had been made. The County Executive announced he will recommend Al Dirschberger to lead the department.

Majority Caucus announces Pothole Hotline, email

The Erie County Legislature's Majority Caucus announces that Erie County’s Department of Public Works has added an email for residents to report a pothole. The email is in addition to a complaint tip line, (716) 858-7966, where residents can leave a voicemail with a complaint.

Legislature discusses County Government Efficiency Plan aimed at providing tax credit to residents

The Erie County Legislature’s Finance and Management Committee, Chaired by Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo, discussed the County Government Efficiency Plan at today’s meeting to implement improvements that could provide additional relief to taxpayers.