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Betty Jean Grant
District 2


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790 East Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
Telephone: 894-0914
Fax: 896-1463
Email: BettyJean.Grant@erie.gov

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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.

Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant highlights needed reforms recommended by Safe Neighborhoods Committee

(Buffalo, N.Y.) – After last year’s tragic shooting on Minnesota Street that took the lives of two young City of Buffalo residents, Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant organized an anti-violence rally where she announced her intent to form an ad-hoc committee.  After a year of deliberation and meetings, the 25-member Erie County & Buffalo Safe Neighborhood Committee has filed their report of recommendations with the Erie County Legislature that they hope will reduce the chances of seeing a repeat of last year’s tragedy.

Legislator Betty Jean Grant Advances City Acquisition of Erie County Crime Fighting Technology

Buffalo, NY - At a session of the Erie County Legislature held on July 24, 2014, Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo) and the members of the Legislature approved a transfer of Homeland Security Equipment to the City of Buffalo for its use in patrol cars for homeland security purposes. 

10 Mobile Date Terminals (MDTs) – computerized devices used in emergency vehicles, such as police cars, in order to communicate with a central dispatch office – will be transferred to the Buffalo Police Department to assist the BPD in fulfilling gaps in the prevention, defense, preparation and mitigation against terrorist attacks.