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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

Legislature supports Comptroller’s Charter revision proposal supporting employees serving in the military

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus is proud to support a proposed change to the Charter that would benefit Erie County employees who are called to active duty with any branch of the military. The recommendation, first proposed by the County Comptroller, received unanimous support from the Charter Review Commission and Erie County Legislature and provides county employees with their full salary during the entire length of their deployment.

Legislature supports Charter revision to end long-term job vacancies, save tax dollars

The Erie County Legislature has approved the Charter Review Commission’s recommendation to address the large job vacancy issue currently impacting Erie County. This year, more than 200 county jobs were funded but left vacant at one time costing tax payers. More than forty of those jobs had been held vacant for more than a year.

Legislature supports recommendation to reform redistricting process, create independent commission

The Erie County Legislature voted Thursday in support of creating an independent redistricting commission that significantly reforms the entire process. The proposed revision would create an 11-member Independent Commission on Reapportionment. Erie County would be one of two counties in New York State with this approach; the proposal was formatted after a similar proposal in Ulster County.

Legislature supports change to Charter to further remove politics from government

Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills is pleased to announce that the Legislature has approved the independent Charter Review Commission’s recommendation to revise how budget is divided among the Majority and Minority Caucuses of the Legislature. As Chairman he has focused on bringing fairness and efficiency to the Legislature and is pleased the approach he has implemented is one step closer to being a permanent part of the Charter. 

Approved Charter recommendation would ensure elected officials don’t receive salary increase during current term

As part of several proposed revisions to the Erie County Charter, the Legislature approved an independent commission’s recommendation to revise how any future salary increase for a county elected official would occur. In the approved recommendation, salary increases can only take effect after the current term ends.