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Betty Jean Grant
District 2


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790 East Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
Telephone: 894-0914
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Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant Honors Taijuan Littleton for his act of Heroism

Buffalo, NY- Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo) and all of her fellow legislators  presented Taijuan Littleton, the Rent-A-Center employee who saved a four-year-old boy, who had been alone in his home for two days after his mother tragically passed away after an accident, a proclamation honoring his act of heroism and proclaiming Thursday, December 17, 2015 Taijuan Littleton Day in Erie County at the regular session of the Erie County Legislature  held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm in “Old County Hall” located at 92 Franklin Street, 4th floor in downtown Buffalo.

“I offer my condolences to the family of the mother, but I am sure that somehow she knows that God took care of her little boy through the kindness and the involvement of a man who knew that he was his brother's keeper,” said Legislator Betty Jean Grant.

Betty Jean Grant to Host Discussion with Sam Hoyt On Buffalo Billion’s ‘Better Buffalo Fund’

Buffalo, NY- Erie County Legislator, Betty Jean Grant and the “We are Women Warriors” group will host a discussion on the Buffalo Billion’s “Better Buffalo Fund” with Empire State Development Corporation and Sam Hoyt, the Western New York regional president for the Empire State Development Corp, on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at the Frank E. Merriweather Library, located at 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, NY 14208 from 5:30-7:45 PM.

Legislator Betty Jean Grant names Albert Steele Citizen of the Month for February 2015

Erie County, NY -Legislator Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo) commended Albert Steele for his civic contributions, and in recognition of his charitable work in the community, named him Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month for February 2015 at the Erie County Legislature’s regular session held in “Old County Hall” on Thursday, February 26, 2015 in downtown Buffalo.

Albert Steele is a loyal supporter of the Winslow Ave. Block Club Council as well as a regular contributor of resources to the emergency food pantry that benefits low income families and senior citizens in the cold spring neighborhood.  Mr. Steele has also been known to help senior citizens get their furnaces repaired through the block club council and donates food baskets to families in need and single mothers in crisis.

Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant is Seeking College Interns for 2015

Buffalo, NY- Erie County Legislature Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo) is seeking college students to serve as unpaid interns for the 2015 Spring and Summer semesters.

Interns will assist the elected legislators and their support staff during the regular session of the Erie County Legislature for college credit or for experience, and will be expected to complete 15 hours of service a week. Interviews will be scheduled with prospective intern candidates; women and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Erie County Legislature Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant Statement Concerning Release of NYS Study that Effectively Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State

Buffalo, NY- Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo), Democratic Leader of the Erie County Legislature, applauds the release this afternoon of a NYS Health Department study that effectively bans hydraulic fracturing in New York State. 

As Chairwoman of the Erie County Legislature in 2013, Betty Jean Grant was the lead sponsor of a local law that outlawed hydraulic fracturing on land owned by Erie County.  The law, which was approved by County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, also prohibits the storage, disposal, or treatment of natural gas waste and fracturing fluids or solids by any wastewater treatment facility owned or operated by Erie County, prohibits the purchase or acquisition of such materials by Erie County, and prohibits the application of any of these products to construct or maintain any road owned or maintained by Erie County.