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Majority Leader
Joseph C. Lorigo -
District 10

 

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

Phone: 858-8922
Fax: 858-8895
Email: joseph.lorigo@erie.gov

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OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

April 2016 Column - New initiatives create priority discussion

As we close the first quarter of 2016, Erie County is at a crossroads. The County Executive has put forward a costly agenda in his second term, requesting dozens of new jobs, millions of dollars in additional spending, and utilizing surplus funds to create long-term costs. We also have reports of declining sales tax revenue to the tune of $9 million under budget for 2015.  Quite frankly, the budget surplus is not the positive picture that the County Executive is painting.  It isn’t added cash, it’s simply money meant to be spent in 2015 that wasn’t spent.  

Legislature supports RecruitNY, recognizes importance of volunteer firefighters

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that the Legislature has approved a proclamation in support of the 6th annual RecruitNY, encouraging residents to consider joining their local fire company, which are in critical need of new members.

Legislator Lorigo announces several district roads to be repaved this construction season

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that $26.8 million has been allocated for road and bridge projects. The funding was approved at the April 14, 2016 session and includes several projects in the district he represents.

Legislator Lorigo reminds residents of two drug take back days in April

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces two opportunities for residents to properly dispose of medications and needles in April.

Legislator Lorigo to host satellite hours at West Seneca Senior Center

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announces a district outreach meeting will be held at the West Seneca Senior Center to discuss county services, distribute Yellow Dot packets and to discuss any questions or concerns residents may have.

Erie County requests Thruway Authority release records concerning emergency response to the November ’14 storm

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus is requesting that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Thruway Authority release the state records regarding the 2014 November storm, coined “Winter Storm Knife,” that buried portions of Erie County in nearly 7 feet of snow. The impact of this storm was tragic, costing millions of dollars, damaging property and taking the lives of residents. Not only were residents buried in their homes, many were stranded on roadways, including the New York State Thruway, for 36 hours.

Actual ‘state of the county’ not addressed, county executive continues to propose more spending

As the County Executive’s 2016 State of the County approached, I hoped he would address a number of pressing issues, but at the end of the 45-minute speech, I left feeling disappointed. While the County Executive laid out a number of proposals, he neglected to mention how county government could afford them, and whether or not they would be any different from previous ideas.  Instead, he talked about solving problems with more money, and dictating how small businesses should operate.

Work to begin March 14 on Girdle Road Bridge, Jamison Road Bridge

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo announces that Girdle Road Bridge and Jamison Road Bridge, both in the Town of Elma, will be replaced this year with work beginning at both sites on Monday, March 14.

Majority Leader Lorigo introduces ethics reform policies

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo has introduced two local laws that are the first pieces of actual legislation reforming ethics in Erie County government. The local laws increase transparency by expanding the information that elected officials must disclose on ethics forms.

February Column - Bar closing time, Uber & Small Business Summit bring attention to issues that businesses face

This time of year, local Chambers of Commerce are holding their awards dinners to celebrate businesses and honor those who have invested in our communities. I join those Chambers in applauding business owners for choosing to operate in Erie County, despite the many challenges they face.