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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 2015 Column - Designating existing funds for road work will improve county safety, quality of life

In the past week I have sponsored two pieces of vital legislation that would greatly improve critical services provided by Erie County. The first was a resolution that dealt with the E-911 wireless surcharge, and the second was a proposed local law regarding designating Auto Bureau revenue.  One of the more important roles of the Legislature is to help provide for the safety of our residents. Both of these items help accomplish those goals. 

County Legislators, Meals on Wheels kickoff National Volunteer Month

Members of the Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus kicked off National Volunteer Month by joining dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteers on their routes to deliver to those in need. The home meal delivery program wouldn’t be possible without its hundreds of volunteers.

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.