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Edward Rath III
District 6

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: (716) 858-8676
Fax: (716) 858-8895
Email: edward.rath@erie.gov

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Legislator Rath announces HEAP Outreaches in Clarence, Akron

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held Thursday, Dec. 10 at Clarence Town Hall, in the auditorium, 1 Town Place, Clarence. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30am.  All applicants will be interviewed.  

Legislator Rath announces testing approved to resolve Maple Road issues

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath, III announces that at the Nov. 19 session the Legislature approved a resolution to fund experimental testing to address the continuous deterioration of Maple Road. Especially during periods of freeze/thaw, Maple Road suffers significant cracking in the asphalt, causing crevices and potholes, creating a nightmare for motorists.

Erie County Legislature opposes ECIDA’s policies that overregulate private business

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus approved a resolution that urges the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) to reconsider some of its recent actions that threaten to harm this region’s private business development and growth. The resolution also urges the ECIDA to refrain from pushing through policy ideas before they are properly vetted.

Legislator Rath presents donation to Newstead Library, thanks community for support

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath, III announces that the Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser held in October raised $305 for the Newstead Public Library to support programming and materials. A presentation was held Nov. 18 at the library to announce the fundraising total. Library Director Kristine Sutton accepted the donation.

November 2015 Column - New ECIDA policy focuses too heavily on regulating private business

New York State has held the title of one of the least business-friendly states in the nation for far too long. Here in Erie County, my colleagues and I in the Legislature have repeatedly called out state leaders for overregulating and archaic policies – which continuously burden our businesses. We have advocated for state-wide change, frustrated that NYS isn’t concerned about Western New York’s needs.