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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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February 2013 Column - Opt-out option protects pistol permit holders’ information

A statute in the “NY Safe Act,” recently imposed by the Governor and New York State legislators, addresses the issue of pistol permit holders’ information being a matter of public record by allowing permit holders to protect their information. Initial reports state that pistol permit holders can begin completing the opt-out forms on Feb. 15. Erie County is assisting permit holders with the process by hosting a webpage, www.erie.gov/optout, that allows anyone interested in receiving the opt-out form to register their email address with the county.

Nominees sought for Citizen of the Month Award

Erie County Legislator John Mills announces the return of the Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award, recognizing outstanding members of the community.

Legislator Mills announces remaining HEAP Outreach dates

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills announces that several additional Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreaches have been scheduled in his district.

Legislature’s Minority Caucus approves resolution supporting investigation into reuse of insulin pens at VA Hospital

At the Jan. 24, 2013 Legislative session, the Erie County Legislature’s Minority Caucus, led by Minority Leader John Mills and comprised of Legislators Lynne Dixon, Kevin Hardwick, Joseph Lorigo and Edward Rath, co-sponsored a resolution in support of the investigation by Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to determine how it was possible that the same insulin pen was reused on different patients at the VA of Western New York Healthcare System in Buffalo. 

Mills reappointed to Minority Leader post

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills was reappointed to the post of Minority Leader during the Jan. 8, 2013 Legislative reorganizational meeting. His appointed was confirmed by unanimous vote from the Minority Caucus, Legislators Edward Rath, Kevin Hardwick, Lynne Dixon and Joseph Lorigo.