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Hon. Joseph C. Lorigo

Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

Phone: (716) 858-8922
Fax: (716) 858-8818
Joseph.Lorigo@erie.gov

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HEAP Outreach at West Seneca Senior Center on Dec. 14

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that the HEAP application process is open. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs of home heating, electricity, and energy conservation. The HEAP outreach will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and Senior Services and is open to all income eligible households. Complete HEAP information can be found HERE. 

Legislator Lorigo Invited to Washington to Talk Tax Reform

Erie County Legislator and Majority Leader Joseph C. Lorigo has received and accepted a formal invitation from the President’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to discuss Tax Reform at The White House. Legislator Lorigo will meet directly with Cabinet Secretaries, members of the President’s senior staff, and other local elected officials.


Majority Leader Lorigo names Save Our WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center advocates as Citizens of the Month

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has named Save Our WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center (CPC) as the November 2017 Citizens of the Month in recognition of the members’ relentless and inspirational fight to keep the center located in West Seneca open to serve children in need.

Majority Leader Lorigo sponsors law in support of exemption for Cold War veterans

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has submitted a law that protects Erie County Cold War veterans’ property tax exemption.


October 2017 Column - Real conversation, not social media shows the true feelings of America

As I sit here enjoying the unseasonably warm fall we’re having, I can’t help but reflect on the last year.  Since the 2016 presidential campaign, it feels like the people in this country have become more divided than at any time I can remember.  If you pay attention to cable news or social media, it’s nearly impossible not to feel that way.  That’s why it’s so important to talk to people.  


Majority Leader Lorigo announces significant community development contribution from Batavia Downs

On October 11, Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Chairman of the Legislature's Finance and Management Committee, joined Henry Wojtaszek, President/CEO of Batavia Downs Gaming, Thurman Thomas, Hall of Fame former Buffalo Bills running back, Vice Chair of NYS Tourism Advisory Council and Batavia Downs Ambassador, Lee Zarpentine, Labor Relations Representative of United Public Service Employees Union (UPSEU), Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw and Mike Nolan, COO of Batavia Downs to announce Erie County has received $545,984 from Batavia Downs Gaming in the second quarter of 2017 alone. 


Eastwood Road closure to continue until end of October

Crews are replacing a cross culvert on Eastwood Road in the Town of Marilla. The road is closed between Williston Road and East Blood Road, expected to reopen on Oct. 27, 2017, or when work is complete. Detour is in place. 

Restrictions on Leydecker Road from Oct. 9-Nov. 17

Leydecker Road (CR 364), in the Town of West Seneca, will be restricted from Seneca Street to East and West Road, starting on Monday, October 9 to allow for bridge deck repairs.  Restriction is expected to be in place until Friday, November 17 or until complete. Traffic will be down to a single lane with temporary traffic signals. If you have any questions regarding DPW projects, please contact Legislator Lorigo's office at 858-8922 or email joseph.lorigo@erie.gov. 

Majority Leader Lorigo joins officials in announcing new SRO at Holland High School

Legislator Lorigo  joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Legislator Ted Morton Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.


 

Majority Leader Lorigo to host public input session at Elma Senior Centers on proposed ‘Dental Law’

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has scheduled a public input session at the Elma Senior Center to discuss the details in his proposed “Dental Law” and to hear feedback from residents who will directly benefit from this law.