Earlier this year a group of resident volunteers were appointed to the Salary Review Commission to decide if they thought salary increases were warranted for Erie County’s elected officials. Upon conclusion of their review, they have recommended increases for the county executive, sheriff, clerk and comptroller. I have thoroughly reviewed the commission’s report and stand adamantly opposed to the recommended increases.
The Erie County Legislature has begun to review the County Executive’s proposed 2015 budget, and the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Finance and Management Committee say their focus is on identifying opportunities to cut taxes.
Legislator Joseph Lorigo is joining Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, Assemblyman Mickey Kearns and other local officials to support “Costumes for a Cause” and ask the community to donate new or used Halloween costumes for youths in need.
Legislator Joseph Lorigo and Rite-Aid will host a flu vaccination clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Aurora Town Hall, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora. The clinic is for adults, age 18 and older, and attendees are asked to bring their insurance card. Most insurance plans cover the vaccination in full. For additional information, please contact Legislator Lorigo at 858-8922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo recently welcomed Visit Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Patrick Kaler to visit some of the tourism sites located in the municipalities he represents.
Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that Erie County, local agencies and businesses are partnering to set up collection sites for a Pharmaceutical Drug Collection Event.
Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announces that significant road work has been completed within his district this summer thanks to funding secured by the Legislature to address many of the serious concerns that had been plaguing motorists and residents.
“It’s clear that Mark Poloncarz wants to continue business as usual in county government by preferring to put unqualified political friends in high paying taxpayer-funded jobs. For all of Executive Poloncarz’s comments about the conditions of our county parks, hiring someone with such limited experience for the number two position in the department at a salary of over $68,000 shows a complete disconnect from what the public expects. Unfortunately, this has been a trend for the Poloncarz administration: instead of finding capable individuals, the County Executive looks no further than his inner circle in order to offer patronage jobs.” – Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo.
Through very unfortunate circumstances, I have become close with a local family whose mission I am honored to support. Amy and Joe Skowronski are working tirelessly to educate Erie County and beyond about myocarditis, a heart condition that took the life of their son, Luke Gould. An energetic young man, Luke loved hockey and was honing his goalkeeping skills when he died without warning at the young age of 10.