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John J. Mills
District 11

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Majority Leader
Joseph C. Lorigo
District 10

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Kevin R. Hardwick
District 4

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Edward A. Rath III
District 6

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Ted Morton
District 8

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Lynne M. Dixon
District 9


Legislature questions DPW on plans for remaining summer roadwork

Erie County Legislature Chairman John J. Mills and Legislator Edward A. Rath, III are once again asking the Department of Public Works to provide an update on its road work plans for this summer and how it plans to spend an influx of state funding. The duo sponsored a resolution requesting that the DPW release a complete report detailing its plan to spend $2 million allocated from the PAVE NY fund. The resolution, which was approved unanimously on July 14, 2016, requested the report be submitted by July 26, however that deadline was missed.

Legislature approves new security plan for Rath Building, metal detectors to be added

A new $1.5 million plan to address security concerns at the Rath Building (95 Franklin St., Buffalo) has been approved by the Erie County Legislature and will include the installation of metal detectors and addition of armed Sheriff’s Deputies. The plan, which was amended by the Majority Caucus, was approved at the July 14, 2016 session.

Legislature approves local law to revise Charter, voters to decide in November pending County Executive

The Erie County Legislature approved a local law that includes more than 50 revisions to the County Charter that improve how government operates.

Majority Caucus statement on County Executive withdrawing recommendation for Commissioner of Central Police Services

Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus was relieved to learn that the County Executive has withdrawn his recommendation for Commissioner of Central Police Services following serious concerns being brought to light about the individual’s past behavior toward a female subordinate.

Ethics reform supported by Majority Caucus

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus voted in favor of Chairman John Mills’ resolution calling for amendments to the Erie County Charter to reform the county’s Ethics Board and revises political donation allowances.