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Legislator Miller-Williams Calls For More Transparency in Erie County Government

Legislator Miller-Williams has introduced legislation to audio and video record Erie County Legislature Sessions, Committee Meetings and Public Hearings, an effort that will provide greater notice and transparency in the introduction, discussion and adoption of items that come before the Legislature in accordance with New York State Open Meetings Law.

“Many constituents throughout Erie County are currently using the internet and social media to research information and I believe constituents should have the option to stay connected with the Erie County Legislature. With the option of real-time publishing of Sessions and Meetings, constituents will be able to review and research the work being done through the Erie County Legislature via our website, Public Access channels and through social media”, stated Legislator Miller-Williams.

Erie County Legislature does not currently video record Legislative Sessions, Committee Meetings and Public Hearings to publish on Public Access channels. This practice will engage Erie County’s Senior population, promote public participation and increase access to government for constituents throughout Erie County.