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Majority Leader Lorigo statement on NFTA adding fee for Uber, Lyft rides to and from airport

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo has released the following statement in response to the NFTA’s plan to charge a fee to ridesharing users:

June 2017 Column - Outreaches come in many forms to bring county government closer to residents

Since becoming a Legislator, I have hosted community outreach meetings in various formats. Some events end up with just one person stopping by, and others have included dozens of residents and multiple hour discussions. At these outreaches, I try and keep the topics to County issues, but inevitably we end up discussing state and other issues. It really doesn’t matter what we talk about; the important take away is that a dialogue with residents has been created.

Health Department to offer Concussion Training for Supervisors of Youth Contact Sports

Last year the Legislature passed a law requiring that one trained supervisor be present at all youth contact sports events to help identify concussion related symptoms among youth athletes. This is becoming a growing problem in youth sports and this training helps ensures parents that their children are properly supervised and a safe environment is created for young athletes. These courses are offered free by Erie County. 

Legislator Lorigo to host Satellite Hours at West Seneca Senior Center’s Summer Kick Off Party

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo will host Satellite Office Hours during the annual West Seneca Senior Center Summer Kick Off Party at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at the Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. in West Seneca, to meet with residents to discuss county issues and concerns.

Legislature supports Ruthie’s Law to improve accountability in nursing homes

The Erie County Legislature has approved Ruthie’s Law to require improved accountability from nursing homes in cases where a resident has been badly injured. The law, named in honor of Ruth Murray, recognizes that nursing homes have a responsibility to notify family members or guardians when a patient has been badly injured as soon as possible.

Majority Leader Lorigo announces work on Maple Road to start June 19

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announces that work will begin on Maple Road the week of Monday, June 19. The roadway will be repaired from Jamison Road to North Street following a call for repairs from Legislator Lorigo, Aurora and Elma Town Supervisors, residents and business owners.

District Outreach Meeting to be held June 8 at Colden Town Hall

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo will host a District Outreach Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 8 at Colden Town Hall, 8812 NY-240, Colden to meet with residents and discuss county issues and concerns.

Majority Leader Lorigo's statement on ridesharing starting June 29

“Western New York can officially get ready for June 29 when ridesharing becomes available to all New Yorkers. With the Governor’s signature today, Uber and Lyft have the go ahead to start offering their services in just a few weeks.  This change in the timeline is great news as we tend to see a spike in DWIs during the Fourth of July holiday.  When ridesharing was originally passed in April,  I noted that it wouldn’t start until a few days  after July 4th , which wasn’t the most practical time. I immediately called on our state leaders to amend the timeline, and want to thank to Senator Ranzenhofer for leading the effort.” – Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo

Legislator Lorigo secures $30,000 in Primetime Funding for local Boys & Girls Club

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo announces that several organizations from his district have been awarded Primetime Funding for 2017. The Legislature secured $500,000 at its May 25, 2017 session.

Legislator Lorigo to host District Outreach Meeting at Elma Town Hall

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo will host a District Outreach Meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 1 at Elma Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Road, Elma to meet with residents and discuss county issues and concerns.