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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 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.

Real Property Tax Services Department To Present Tax Foreclosure Seminar

The Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Service has announced it will be holding its annual seminar on how to purchase tax foreclosed properties.

Erie County urges NYS to approve anti-heroin legislation

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that the Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution at the June 9, 2016 session requesting New York State leaders approve anti-heroin legislation and address this epidemic.