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Legislator Ted Morton calls on County Executive to release ECC blueprints publically


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We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.


At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.


Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.


Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.


Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) recently called on Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz to publically release the renderings of the new Erie Community College’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Building at the North Campus.

 

“I recently read a news article stating that the County Executive refused to release this important public document. Then, a day later at the Legislature a top County Executive aide took Legislators behind closed doors to view these renderings, yet won’t allow the public to view them,” said Legislator Morton.

 

The documents, which were recently shared with faculty and board members at a public meeting, have already become part of the public record and should be shared with the taxpayer.

 

“The taxpayers have paid millions of dollars for this new building and have a right to see the blueprints, we have a responsibility to the public to provide full transparency on everything we do,” Morton concluded.