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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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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.

Newstead Library Fundraiser, Car Seat Safety Check Event set for Saturday, Oct. 24

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath, III will host a Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser to benefit the Newstead Library from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the front entrance of the library, 33 Main St., Akron.

October 2015 Column - Towns, school districts not receiving fair share of sales tax revenue

Back in 1977 Erie County and the county’s three cities created an agreement on how to distribute sales tax to municipalities. However, 38 years later that plan doesn’t mirror Erie County’s current dynamics. Since 1977, the region’s population has shifted and suburbs house a larger percentage of the population than they did nearly four decades ago. As such, the towns are not receiving their fair share of the sales tax revenue because of an outdated formula.