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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

Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo responds to Governor’s comments in State of the State about ridesharing

“I was happy to hear Governor Cuomo make ridesharing a priority in his State of the State address in Buffalo.  As Governor Cuomo said today, ‘If it makes sense for downstate, it makes sense for upstate.’ Legislation allowing ridesharing for all of New York State has languished far too long."

Legislature re-elects John Mills as Chairman for 2017

The Erie County Legislature re-elected Legislator John Mills to serve as Chairman. The appointment was confirmed at the annual reorganizational meeting held Jan. 5, 2017 at the Legislative Chambers. 

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.