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district 4

Minority Leader
Joseph C. Lorigo
District 10

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Kevin R. Hardwick
District 4

district 8

Edward A. Rath III
District 6

district 10

Lynne M. Dixon
District 9

district 11

 John J. Mills
District 11



Legislature grants one-time payment to AFSCME union members, hopes long-term contract can be settled

The Erie County Legislature has approved a measure that supports the 1,500 members of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1095 during a breakdown in contract negotiations. Recently, Erie County declared an impasse in negotiations with AFSCME. Once an impasse is declared and a fact-finders report is delivered, state law allows county legislatures to impose employment terms for a single year. The Legislature approved a one-time payment to the members that will be applied to the 2016 fiscal year and urges both sides to return to the table to settle a contract that is fair for all involved. This was approved at the April 6, 2017 session.

Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, April 22

You can recycle your computers and electronics on Earth Day - Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the General Motors Plant 2295 River Road, Tonawanda (between Vulcan Street and Sheridan Drive)

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.