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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

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Ted Morton
District 8

district 10

Lynne M. Dixon
District 9

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Legislature’s revisions to County Charter limits elected officials eligibility for salary increase, requires job posting for top administrative positions

Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills is pleased to announce that the Legislature approved revisions to the Erie County Charter at the first session of the New Year. The revisions will improve day-to-day operations in the county, among other changes.

Legislature demands cancellation of broker’s contract following significant error involving bidding process

Today, the Erie County Legislature passed a resolution that seeks to repeal a contract with Buffalo Commercial Real Estate (CBRE), a commercial real estate brokerage service, after a significant error with its RFP (request for proposals) review was brought to light, during meetings of the Finance and Management Committee. The company, which handled the process to lease space for the County’s Department of Social Services’ Family Wellness programs, is accused of failing to properly post bid information and thus did not conduct a fair or accurate analysis. CBRE receives a larger fee paid by taxpayers depending on the cost of the lease signed by the County. Their incorrect analysis to the county originally recommended a more expensive lease space based on incorrect figures presented to county officials.

Erie County Legislature commits $100,000 in funding to Visit Buffalo Niagara in effort to help bring ridesharing to Western New York

The Erie County Legislature and Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN) announced today a $100,000 commitment in the legislative fight to finally bring ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, to Buffalo and all of Upstate New York. Initiated by the Legislature’s Majority Caucus, funding has been designated in the 2017 Erie County budget for VBN to create a campaign advocating New York State leaders end the delay and approve ridesharing legislation.

Legislature’s Majority Caucus supports Rock Out Hunger with donation of 40 turkeys

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus joined 97 Rock, DJ Jickster, WKBW and the Food Bank of WNY to help provide Thanksgiving meals to families in Erie County. The Majority Caucus – Chairman John Mills, Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Edward Rath, Legislator Kevin Hardwick, Legislator Lynne Dixon and Legislator Ted Morton – donated 40 turkeys, paid for with personal funds, and with the support of Tops and Dash’s Markets to the 11th annual 97 Rock – Operation: Rock Out Hunger trailer on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.

Legislature ratifies snow plow contract

The Erie County Legislature approved a three-year extension of the snow plow contract with 31 local municipalities at today’s session. The county and towns collaborate to remove snow and ice from county roadways throughout the snow season. Without this contract and the assistance of town plows, the county would struggle to properly maintain all of its roadways.