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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 opposes Governor’s plan to throw more funds into failing Start-Up NY initiative

Members of the Erie County Legislature approved a resolution at the Thursday, April 16, 2015 session opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to transfer additional funding into the disappointing Start-Up NY program. Based on the program’s extremely poor results, a majority of Legislators (9-2) oppose the proposed plan.

Legislature’s Public Safety Chairman releases statement on Sheriff’s Office use of Stingray device

“The recent information released by the New York Civil Liberties Union raises some concerns regarding previous and future usage of the ‘Stingray’ device."

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: