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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

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.

Legislator Lorigo’s 5th annual Valentines for Veterans program generates hundreds of cards

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo and several schools in his district are partnering to send a special thank you to local members of the military. Hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards created through the Legislator’s 5th annual Valentines for Veterans program will be delivered to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station before the holiday.

Legislature’s Finance Committee requests more accountability from Buffalo Urban League

The Erie County Legislature’s Finance and Management Committee met with the Buffalo Urban League, former employees and community activists today to discuss serious issues raised during the Comptroller Office’s contract review of the agency. In his analysis of the review, Finance and Management Committee Chairman Joseph Lorigo questioned how the billing errors could have occurred in the first place and how to prevent this from happening in the future.

January 2016 Column - Finance and Management Committee oversees fiscal matters, questions wasteful spending

The committee process is a critical part of government operations, allowing the members to fully vet issues. I am honored to again serve as Chairman of the Erie County Legislature’s Finance and Management Committee, which handles several critical fiscal matters, including the annual budget, normal expenditures and audits.

Legislator Lorigo announces HEAP Outreach at the West Seneca Coalition Resources Center

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the West Seneca Coalition Resources Center at New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., West Seneca. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed.   


Majority Leader Lorigo statement on ‘Pawn Shop Law’

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo was pleased to learn that the County Executive signed the Legislature’s “Pawn Shop Law” today, completing the process to enact the legislation. The law, cosponsored by Majority Leader Lorigo, was approved unanimously at the Dec. 17 Legislative session.  Its goal is to aid law enforcement in their efforts to recover stolen goods sold to second-hand dealers.

Majority Leader Lorigo to lead Caucus for third year

In its second term in the majority, the Republican-aligned Caucus, which includes Legislator Edward Rath (R-Amherst), Legislator Kevin Hardwick (R-Tonawanda), Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga), Chairman Mills (R-Orchard Park) and Legislator Lynne Dixon (I-Hamburg),  elected Legislator Joseph Lorigo (C-West Seneca) to his third term as Majority Leader.