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Lynne Dixon
District 9


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Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8671
Fax: 858-8895

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August 2016 Column - Update on Heroin/Opioid Task Force efforts, supporting scheduling change for 911 call takers

When talking about the number of heroin deaths a week, it is never “good” news but it was encouraging to learn that the number dropped from approximately 11 a week to 8 in the past year. While the loss of just one life to this terrible addiction is too many, we must focus and build on the successes and outreaches that are working to save more lives.

July 2016 Column - Lackawanna, Blasdell projects focus on creating walkable communities

One of the top complaints heard in Lackawanna is that the city isn’t benefitting from Buffalo’s resurgence, specifically along the water. With a great deal of waterfront of its own, Lackawanna hasn’t been able to capitalize, plagued by dangerous remnants of the past. Despite efforts from local officials, who are working to bring change, any future development plans often look bleak as many sites are highly contaminated from the days of Bethlehem Steel.

Legislator Dixon hosts discussion on Zika virus to provide facts to residents

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, Chairwoman of the Health and Human Services Committee, hosted a discussion on June 16, 2016 with the County’s Health Department to discuss the Zika virus and its threat to this region.

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. 

Legislator Dixon, Sheriff’s Office to host free Boater Safety Course

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon in partnership with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office will hold a free Boater Safety Course that allows boaters to meet the requirements of New York State law.  The course is being held in partnership with the Town of Hamburg Police Department.