ERIE.GOV | Your information resource from the government of Erie County, New York


County Executive Elected Officials County Departments Living In Erie County Visiting Erie County Growing your business in Erie County State and regional municipalities

Legislator Lorigo calls on State to change policy for placement of convicted sex offenders


OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

A first-hand look at the Sheriff’s Road Patrol Division
Home Energy Assistance Program outreaches to assist residents with this year’s application process
All donations collected helped provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need
Erie County needs a budget that benefits the taxpayers and adequately invests in our communities
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo sponsored a resolution calling on New York State to immediately and thoroughly review its policy concerning the placement of convicted sex offenders in state-operated residential housing units. Recently, seven level 2 and level 3 offenders were assigned to housing on Leydecker Road in the Town of West Seneca, causing great apprehension among residents.

 

“This issue is very concerning on several levels. Not only do we have these convicted felons living unguarded in our residential neighborhoods, but they were placed there without proper warning or notification. I am thankful to my colleagues for unanimously supporting this resolution and calling on New York State to take action. We must do everything possible to protect our children and residents from these predators,” said Legislator Lorigo.

 

The resolution will be forwarded to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in addition to Western New York’s delegates from the Senate and Assembly.

 

For information or assistance, please contact Legislator Lorigo’s Legislative Office at (716) 858-8922 or email joseph.lorigo@erie.gov.