Public Information/FOIL

Erie County Legislature Public Hearings

Public hearings conducted by the Erie County Legislature are held in the Legislative Chambers (unless otherwise noted) located at Old County Hall, 92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Individuals wishing to speak may sign up at Remarks and presentations from all speakers will be limited to 3 minutes.

Public Hearing Notice

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE  under the direction of Chair John J. Mills, there will be a PUBLIC HEARING on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm  in the Erie County Legislature Chambers, located on the 4th floor of Old County Hall, 92 Franklin Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to hear comment on the Fact Finder’s Report by Richard Chapman, Esq. PERB Case No. M205-270 regarding Erie County and AFSCME Council 66 and AFSCME Local 1095.The Fact Finder’s Report can be viewed on the Legislature’s website here.

Public Notice

Letters of Interest/Resumes Being Accepted for Position of Commissioner of the Erie County Water Authority

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that letters of interest from candidates interested in appointment/reappointment to the position of Commissioner of the Erie County Water Authority are being accepted by the Erie County Legislature.
The Erie County Legislature's 2017 Rules of Order § 5.01 Appointments and Confirmations state that "Candidates, including incumbents seeking reappointment, for the position of Commissioner of the Erie County Water Authority, shall formally submit, in writing, to the Chair of the Legislature, notice of their candidacy for that position."Candidates interested in being considered for the position should submit a letter of interest and a resume to John J. Mills, Chair, Erie County Legislature, c/o Karen M. McCarthy, Clerk of the Legislature, Old County Hall, 4th Floor, 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, New York 14202 or All documents must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 27, 2017.

Dated: Buffalo, New York, March 13, 2017

Boards & Commissions

Information regarding Advisory Boards and Commissions is available here.

FOIL Requests

Contact information and requests for information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law is available here.

Links & Resources

Regulation on Reporting for Elected and Appointed Officials

Correctly reporting the number of days worked during a reporting period helps ensure the benefits your employees receive are accurate. But, since elected and appointed officials usually do not work a fixed schedule or have preset hours, determining the number of days they’ve worked requires a different process.

Without a standard work day, you cannot determine the correct number of days worked to report for an official. Since retirement benefits are based in part on service credit, correctly reporting the number of days these members work during a reporting period helps ensure the benefits they receive are accurate.

The Erie County Legislature establishes standard work days for your elected and appointed officials by adopting a resolution.

The Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution must be adopted at the first regular meeting held after the first 180 days of taking office, or whenever a new elected or appointed office is established.  This resolution must be filed with the Office of the State Comptroller within 45 days of adoption.

Additionally, the resolution must be posted on the public website for at least 30 days; if there is a current resolution, view it here. (If "here" is an inactive link, then there is no current Standard Work Day Resolution to view.) 


Phone: (716) 858-7500
Fax: (716) 858-8895

Erie County Legislature
92 Franklin Street - 4th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Legislator Contact Information

FOIL Requests