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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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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.

Betty Jean Grant: “Summertime Fun Goes Primetime”

Buffalo, NY- Erie County Legislature Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo) is deeply involved in her community and knows how to have fun, and thanks to “Operation Primetime”, children across Buffalo and all of Erie County can take part in a summer full of recreational and educational activities in a safe and supervised environment.

Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant brings County support to Veterans Social Day program

(Buffalo, N.Y.) – A resolution drafted by Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant was unanimously supported by the entire Erie County Legislature last Thursday.  The resolution approved the transfer of County property to assist the Venture Forthe Foundation and Veterans Housing Coalition in creating their “Operation Independence” Social Day Program for veterans suffering traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which is slated to launch at 1125 Main Street at Best, on July 14th.