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Chairman
John J. Mills -
District 11

 

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8850
Fax: 858-8895
Email: john.mills@erie.gov

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OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

March 2014 - New Legislature Majority leading by example, implementing overdue changes

At my request, the Comptroller’s auditing division has begun a review of the Legislature’s expenditures and budget practices from the past five years. This is long overdue; I don’t recall such a review ever taking place during my tenure. Without fully understanding the past spending decisions we can’t adequately move forward.

Legislature Majority Caucus implements departmental reform initiatives

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus continues to implement initiatives that will improve efficiency and accountability within the Legislature. Starting in March, the entire Legislative staff was placed on the county’s electronic payroll swipe system; ensuring employees are accountable for their time worked.

February 2014 Column - New members exceed 700 in Erie County volunteer fire departments

This time of year, fire departments across Erie County are holding their annual installation banquets to recognize award honorees and to swear in the new officers.

January 2014 Column - Enjoying winter activities safely in Erie County Parks

While the Erie County parks are busy throughout the year, they really seem to come alive during the winter months, especially Chestnut Ridge Park. Boasting one of the best sledding hills in the area, families can enjoy hours of fun at no cost. The hill also highlights one of only a few toboggan chutes in the country.

Mills and Lorigo named to leadership posts in new Republican Majority in Legislature

The Erie County Legislature is being led by a Republican majority for the first time in 36 years and the members elected Legislator John Mills as chairman for 2014 during the annual re-organizational meeting held on Jan. 2 at Old County Hall.