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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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April 2014 Column - Creating additional taxing district not the answer

The proposal of a special taxing district for the Buffalo and Erie County Library System has been discussed for several years. Library administrators and trustees are still pushing to have the measure go to public vote this November.  However, as we learned at this past Community Enrichment Meeting, it appears the library is not close to being ready to present its proposal and numerous, important questions unanswered.

Erie County calls for reform to state labor law

The Erie County Legislature is calling on New York State to reform a 129-year-old outdated New York State labor law that drives up the cost of construction projects and hinders business development. As a result of the Scaffold Law being in place, Erie County and New York State continue to lose business as companies choose to develop in states that don’t impose such restrictions.

March 2014 Column - Review of the 2014 State of the county

In the County Executive’s 2014 State of the County address, I was hoping to gain a more incisive look into the actual state of the county. However, two issues that I believe are critical to understanding the true state of the county, the budget and infrastructure, were quickly passed over.

Legislator Rath alerts residents to utility worker scam

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath reminds residents to be mindful of any worker who shows up at their door. Recently an incident was reported in Amherst in which three unknown men gained entry into a home, robbing the owner of precious belongings, under the guise of Erie County Water Authority workers.

Legislator Rath collaborates with schools, Air Reserve Station for 4th annual Valentines for Veterans program

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that his 4th annual Valentines for Veterans program was a great success, once again demonstrating the importance of honoring our veterans. In collaboration with Clarence Center Elementary School, Nativity of Mary School, Maple East Elementary and St. Gregory the Great School, Legislator Rath collected hundreds of cards for the men and women serving at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.