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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 discusses Swift Mills Road Bridge issue in letter

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath submitted the following letter to the editor concerning a serious issue in the Village of Akron:

Legislator Rath and Clerk Jacobs Propose Plan to Increase Road Funding

Today Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and Legislator Edward Rath proposed a Local Law that would direct any and all excess revenues generated by the Erie County Auto Bureau into the dedicated “Erie County Road Fund.” Currently, Auto Bureau revenues are co-mingled into the County’s General Fund.

County approves resolution requesting NYS to return E-911 surcharge funds

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III announces that the Legislature unanimously approved a resolution that requests locally generated E-911 funds be directed to the maintenance and expansion of the county’s wireless E- 911 system, as state law dictates.  The revenue is generated through a public safety surcharge on cell phone bills, however Erie County hasn’t received its fair share from the state.

Erie County opposes Governor’s proposed changes to add unnecessary regulation to IDA process

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee, announces that the Legislature has approved his resolution opposing changes to Industrial Development Agencies’ regulations. The resolution calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo to revise his proposal that would place unnecessary burdens on businesses and IDAs.

Legislator Rath honors North Amherst Firefighter for 50 years of service

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III honored Clarence Ball of Amherst for 50 years of service with the North Amherst Fire Company. A proclamation honoring Mr. Ball was recently approved at a Legislative session.