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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

Spring 2017 Free Rabies Clinics

The Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus announces dates for Spring 2017 Free Rabies Clinics. 

Online survey asks for input on plans for County parks

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus encourages residents to participate in the online Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Needs Assessment Survey that is designed to gather input from residents. Coordinated by the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with the Department of Planning and Environment, the survey will, “help Erie County better understand resident usage and prioritization of parks, recreation, forestry, and facilities.”

Legislators disappointed that hospital stands to lose millions in borrowing deal

Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills, Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Edward Rath and Legislator Ted Morton put forward an amendment, which was also supported by Legislator Lynne Dixon, to remove the “credit mechanism” from the ECMC borrowing proposal, which will cost ECMC tens of millions of dollars when it borrows funds for its new emergency room.

Legislature Chairman, Majority Leader discuss Control Board ignoring subpoena, refusal to attend public meeting

Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills and Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo released the following statements after the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority refused to attend today’s Special Informational Meeting on a $120 million borrowing plan and its decision to take Erie County to court following a subpoena compelling them to attend. The Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority is a state authority funded by Erie County at annual costs of almost $500,000 a year.

Erie County Legislature to show support for federal funding for key programs such as HEAP and Meals on Wheels

In response to the President’s Executive Budget proposal, the Erie County Legislature has taken action in support of funding for several key agencies that benefit the community. At the March 9 session, the Legislature unanimously approved a resolution in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and this week will be taking up the issue of HEAP funding and support for the Meals on Wheels program, voting on resolutions at the March 23 session.