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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


Chairman requests County Executive utilize Control Board to save money on borrowing

Erie County Legislature Chairman John J. Mills sent a letter to County Executive Mark Poloncarz strongly urging him to issue the Declaration of Need to allow the county to borrow its annual Revenue Anticipation Note (RAN) through the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority (Control Board) at a lower cost to taxpayers. Without a Declaration of Need, the county will be confined to borrowing through the Comptroller’s Office, which has historically been the more costly option.

Legislators place friendly bet on Battle of the Books

The Erie County Legislature has wagered a friendly bet on the 16th annual Battle of the Books. The Legislator that represents the winning branch will personally pay for a pizza party for the team members and advisors. Best of luck to all the teams competing on Saturday, Aug. 2 at ECC South. 

Legislators urge County Executive take opportunity to save taxpayer dollars

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus has called on the County Executive to issue a Declaration of Need that would allow the County to borrow through the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority (Control Board), saving more than $1 million. The request follows a report released by Fitch Ratings that affirms that the county’s bond rating is lower than the Control Board’s. With a higher rating, the Control Board would be able to borrow at a cheaper rate, saving taxpayer money.

Erie County Real Property Tax Services to host seminar, "How to Purchase Tax Foreclosed Properties"

"How to Purchase Tax Foreclosed Properties," will be presented by Joseph L. Maciejewski, Director of Erie County Real Property Tax Services, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Amherst Town Hall, Board Room, 5583 Main St., Williamsville, and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, Auditorium, 3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga. 

Legislators approve additional CPS workers, require monthly monitoring reports

The Erie County Legislature has approved a restructuring plan that allows the Department of Social Services to hire 37 additional employees for the Child Protective Services (CPS) division, and added an amendment that increases oversight requirements from the department to ensure improvements are being made.