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Joseph C. Lorigo -
District 10


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

Phone: 858-8922
Fax: 858-8895

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Free Car Seat Safety Check & Child ID Card Day - Saturday, May 16

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo, in partnership with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and West Seneca Police Department, is hosting a free Car Seat Safety Check & Child ID Card Day for families on May 16.

Funding approved to repair Elma bridges, repair roads in West Seneca

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that work will begin on the Girdle Road and Jamison Road bridges in the Town of Elma this year. At a special session held on Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Legislature approved more than $29 million for road work, including $2.2 million for the Jamison Road Bridge and $1.8 million for Girdle.

Legislator Lorigo Supports for Common Core Parental Refusal Act

The Erie County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution on April 16 sponsored by Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Edward A. Rath, III and Legislator Ted Morton voicing support for the Common Core Parental Refusal Act.

Legislator Lorigo introduces local law to impose term limits, excludes exemption clause

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo is sponsoring a local law that would account for years served if the Legislature passes a local law to impose term limits on Erie County elected officials.

Legislator Lorigo promotes Library’s ‘Read Aloud 15 Minutes’ campaign

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo joined Library and public officials, as well as young book enthusiasts, to kick off the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library’s “Read Aloud 15 Minutes” campaign on April 14, 2015.

April 2015 Column - County’s plan for repairs to roads, bridges released

The Erie County Legislature got its first look at the 2015 Road Project List at the end of the last week, which outlines the administration’s plan to tackle infrastructure concerns. The plan calls for more than $29 million in road work throughout the county, however some questions remain about how much of that funding will be spent this year. 

County Legislators, Meals on Wheels kickoff National Volunteer Month

Members of the Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus kicked off National Volunteer Month by joining dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteers on their routes to deliver to those in need. The home meal delivery program wouldn’t be possible without its hundreds of volunteers.

Hero honored for saving truck driver on I-90

The Erie County Legislature honored West Seneca resident Ed Brunner at the March 26, 2015 session in recognition of his efforts to save the life of Larry Coulter. Mr. Brunner’s quick thinking and disregard for his own safety lead to Mr. Coulter being freed from the cab of his burning dump truck after crashing on Interstate 90 on March 16. Mr. Brunner was presented with a County Proclamation recognizing his heroism.

March 2015 Column - County addresses potholes, discusses proposed laws

While the end of winter brings much relief to the drivers of Western New York, it also brings a whole new set of issues – damaged roads. At the beginning of March, a new county email was launched allowing residents to report potholes on county roads. Please email to make a report. You can also call (716) 858-7966 to make a complaint.

Legislators respond to County Executive’s recommendation for Social Services Commissioner

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Legislator Lynne Dixon said they learned through social media that a recommendation for the commissioner of the Department of Social Services had been made. The County Executive announced he will recommend Al Dirschberger to lead the department.