The Government Affairs Committee has been a longstanding committee of the Erie County Legislature. Items in this committee pertain to matters of governing and general management on a legislative level. Communications include Notices of Claim, resolutions submitted by the County Clerk's Office, Off Track Betting annual reports, and miscellaneous issues that are of interest to constituents.
Discussions often include representatives from different departments and levels of government, concerned citizens and community activists, and working professionals whose interest resides in the passage of one or more items on the agenda for that day.
Items that require further discussion and inquiry are often referred to the Government Affairs Committee at a regular session of the Erie County Legislature. Once legislators and committee members have had an opportunity to further review the item, communications are either received and filed, approved, or discharged from committee to be approved at the next legislative session.
Committee meetings are open to the public.