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Hon. John J. Mills

Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202


Phone: (716) 858-8850
Fax: (716) 858-8818
John.Mills@erie.gov

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OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Majority Caucus statement following audit of Legislature

In February, Chairman John Mills and the Majority Caucus of the Erie County Legislature requested Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw to do an audit of legislature expenses over the past five-years, the final audit report has been received and highlights spending practices of former Legislature chairs. In the Legislature, the Chairperson has sole control over expenditures, and all request for spending must be approved by the Chairperson. 

Legislature’s Majority Caucus calls special session to approve road work

During its April 10, 2014 session, the Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus – Chairman John Mills, Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Legislators Lynne Dixon, Kevin Hardwick, Ted Morton and Edward Rath – called a special session for April 24 to ensure crews could begin critical road work as soon as possible.

Chairman Mills named recipient of state award in recognition of environmental efforts

Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills has been honored by the Board of Directors of the New York Water Environment Association with the Frank E. Van Lare Award for his outstanding contributions, commitment and exceptional support of environmental projects and programs. He is the first local official to receive this state honor in more than 30 years.

Chairman Mills announces deadline approaching to order Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedlings

Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills reminds anyone interested in ordering through the 2014 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale that the deadline is Friday, March 14.

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.