The Public Safety Committee has been in existence for many years and meets to consider and debate new and innovative measures intended to enhance and improve the general safety and welfare of the citizens of Erie County.
Issues that have been considered in past meetings include the addition of more Holding Center deputies to reduce overtime costs, enhancements to the county District Attorney's sex crimes and domestic violence units, county Emergency Services plans to address biological weapons scares, such as anthrax, and recruitment for volunteer firefighters.
Once the items have been reviewed and the committee members vote for approval, items are then sent to the next legislative session for approval on the floor. As is the case in all legislative committee meetings, the Public Safety Committee meetings are open to the public.
Chairperson: Edward A. Rath, III
Vice-Chair: Lynne M. Dixon
Ted B. Morton
Betty Jean Grant
Peter J. Savage, III
Clerk: Karen M. McCarthy