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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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Majority Leader Lorigo honors retiring member of the Sheriff’s K9 Team

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo recognized Hayco and his partner, Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Bradford Ballantyne, during a ceremony held Sept. 21, 2017 at the Erie County Legislature Chambers for his years of service. Hayco will officially retire on Sept. 30.


September 2017 Column - Good government requires compromise

Prior to any good law or proposal being finalized there is often the need to compromise. The Erie County Legislature is currently addressing two proposals that many feel are good policies, but are facing obstacles in the finer details.  Despite those obstacles, I am optimistic they will be approved for the good of our community. 


Majority Leader Lorigo announces funding approved for East & West Road repairs

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces that funding has been approved to repair East & West Road in West Seneca. At the Sept. 7 session, the Legislature approved a resolution allocating funding to complete design work, a necessary step before construction can begin.


Majority Leader Lorigo invites Amazon CEO to consider Erie County for company’s second headquarters

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo is asking Amazon to consider Erie County for its second North American headquarters. Majority Leader Lorigo took steps Thursday to move Erie County forward in the process after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the company is looking to develop a $5 billion headquarters, and has actively asked local governments to apply and show interest.


Oral Rabies Vaccination Program Information

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo reminds residents that rabies baits were dropped throughout Erie County the past few weeks. Held in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, NYS Department of Health, and Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center, the Erie County Health Department recently conducted the Oral Rabies Vaccination program to protect residents and pets from the threat of rabies.


Elma's Annunciation Church to host Erie County Senior Services' Powerful Tools for Caregivers class

Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces that Annunciation Church, located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, is one of several sites for the next series of Erie County Senior Services' Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes. This course is designed for individuals who help elderly relatives or friends and is held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays from September 12 through October 17.


Majority Leader Lorigo statement on Made in America Act

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces his support for the County’s Made in America Act. The law was approved by the Legislature at a special session held Aug. 18, 2017.


Majority Leader Lorigo announces County awards contracts to battle opioid/heroin epidemic

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces that a total of three contracts have now been awarded to private agencies who will partner with the county to combat the growing opioid/heroin epidemic. Earlier this summer, Majority Leader Lorigo proposed a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to include professional organizations in the county’s investment into this issue. He said he is hopeful that this approach will make an impact as previous efforts have not had the results he expected.


August 2017 Column - WNY needs Tax and Regulation Relief from Albany

Recently, I began my annual August business tour.  Each year, I visit a number of businesses throughout my district to celebrate their milestones, highlight what they’re doing, and discuss any challenges they might be facing.  I am always grateful for the opportunity to meet with small business owners and employees, while learning their successes and struggles. 


Fall schedule of free rabies clinics

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo announces the fall schedule of free rabies clinics, encouraging pet owners to vaccinate their dogs, cats, and ferrets.