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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

Funding approved for West Seneca Food Pantry

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo is pleased to announce that the Legislature has supported his request for funding for the West Seneca Food Pantry in the 2015 Erie County budget. The Legislature approved $5,000 at today’s annual Budget Meeting to support the pantry’s efforts to help families in need.

Legislator Lorigo announces additional funding for West Seneca Youth programming

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo is pleased to announce that the Legislature has supported his request for additional funding for the Town of West Seneca’s Youth Programming in the 2015 Erie County budget. The Legislature approved $2,033 at today’s annual Budget Meeting to bring to the total to $20,890 to support youth services. 

Legislature’s Majority Caucus cuts spending, delivers tax decrease in 2015

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus has revised County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s proposed 2015 budget that only held the line on taxes and approved a budget that decreases taxes. The Majority Caucus’s cuts to the budget provided much needed tax relief for residents in 2015.

Leading by example, Legislature reduces own budget for 2015

At today’s Annual Budget Meeting the Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus voted to reduce its own budget by nearly $100,000. The reduction was achieved by eliminating a position, slashing the office supply budget line and reducing its rental costs, among other cuts.

November 2014 Column - Local groups dedicated to helping community need our help

I would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving. As we prepare for this holiday, many groups are collecting donations to help our neighbors who are less fortunate. We can’t thank those volunteers enough for the hours they dedicate collecting, sorting and delivering goods. Their efforts are often unsung, and while many prefer it that way, thanking them for the essential work they do is important.

Weights and Measures Director appears before committee, refuses to answers questions

At today’s Finance and Management Committee, members of the Legislature questioned Edwin Gonsiorek, Director of Weights and Measures, whose division was the subject of an investigation by the Comptroller’s Office. Unfortunately, only some of the questions were answered.

Finance and Management Committee Chairman disappointed County Executive wasted $406,650

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo, Chairman of the Legislature’s Finance and Management Committee, has released the following statement after learning that the County Executive borrowed through the county, instead of the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority (Control Board), wasting $406,650:

Legislator Lorigo honors East Aurora Boys and Girls Club on 75 years of service

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo applauds the East Aurora Boys and Girls Club on 75 years of service to youths and their families. The Club marked this milestone at a celebration held Oct. 25 at Knox Farm.

October 2014 Column - Public asked to weigh-in on recommendation to increase elected officials salaries

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.