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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

Legislature approves resolution urging County Executive to have open discussion about CPS

Today, the Eric County Legislature approved a resolution requesting the County Executive attend and speak at a special public meeting on the ongoing problems in CPS and the Department of Social Services. The resolution received bipartisan (7-4) support as Legislators from both sides of the aisle recognize the role the County Executive has in this discussion.

Erie County, largest Upstate County in New York, opposes Minimum Wage Board’s Recommendation of $15 for fast food workers

Today, the Erie County Legislature opposed the recent recommendation of a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers in New York State by the New York Minimum Wage Board. Per the recommendation, rates would be raised incrementally in New York City, reaching $15 by 2018. Statewide, chains with at least 30 locations would be forced to pay employees a wage of $15 an hour by July 2021.The county resolution was approved 6-5.

July 2015 Column - Changes must be made to keep ECC viable

Many college students are enjoying a nice break this summer before they return to classes in the fall. Unfortunately for Erie Community College students, returning in the fall just became $300 more expensive.  

Legislators Lorigo, Morton look into leasing option to save on county’s vehicle expenses

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Legislator Ted Morton have requested that the county thoroughly examine a leasing option for county vehicles to determine if tax dollars could be saved. Recently, Cattaraugus County partnered with a national car rental company to save $700,000 by leasing 70 vehicles through the company. The Legislators are requesting the county look into this option as it determines how to best maintain its large fleet of vehicles.

Legislators disappointed that ECC budget includes tuition hike

Members of the Erie County Legislature are extremely disappointed that the 2015-2016 Erie Community College budget was approved with a $300 tuition hike. Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Ted Morton and Legislator Edward Rath attempted to amend the proposed budget to remove the second consecutive tuition hike. The budget was approved as proposed by a vote of 8-3 with Legislators Lorigo, Morton and Rath voting against.

June 2015 Column - State asked to change policy for selling personal information

A few weeks ago it was discovered that New York State had earned $60 million from selling residents’ personal information that is collected through the DMV to for-profit companies. Drivers had no idea that this was going on, and while the state was collecting the money, residents were being put at increased risk of identity theft.

Legislator Lorigo announces free, guided walk at Emery Park

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that a free guided walk will be held on Saturday, June 20 at Emery Park. The walk is part of the county’s “A Walk in the Park” series, sponsored by Erie County’s Parks and Health Departments, as well as the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. 

Majority Leader Lorigo urges County Executive to take steps to save on borrowing

The Erie County Legislature has unanimously approved a resolution requesting that the County Executive ensure Erie County is borrowing at the cheapest rate possible. The Legislature approved Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo’s resolution at the June 11, 2015 session requesting that the County Executive issue a Declaration of Need, which is necessary in order for the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority (ECFSA) to borrow the 2015 Revenue Anticipation Note (RAN).

Legislator Lorigo announces East Aurora site participating in Social Adult Day Program Open House

Legislator Joseph Lorigo reminds residents that Aurora Adult Day Program, 101 King Street, Suite B, East Aurora, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 13. 

Legislator Lorigo, Sheriff’s Office to host Elder Abuse Seminar to address threats to vulnerable residents

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo invites residents to attend an Elder Abuse Seminar being held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 22 at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. The purpose of the seminar is to address the various forms of abuse that threaten senior citizens on a daily basis, and to provide valuable assistance to victims, family members or anyone with a concern.