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Edward A. Rath III

Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

Phone: (716) 858-8676
Fax: (716) 858-8818

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Legislator Rath announces investments into community groups for 2017

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III is pleased to announce that the Legislature has supported his requests for funding for several critical organizations in his district. The Legislature approved the funding at the Dec. 6, 2016 Budget Meeting to assist the organization in its efforts. 

December 2016 Column - Legislature invests in campaign to finally bring ridesharing to Buffalo

During the Thanksgiving holiday a reported 43,000 people tried to access Uber’s app across Upstate New York, not realizing that ridesharing was still illegal here. As a depended upon service across the world, it is surprising that much of NYS is without ridesharing. It is my hope that at the next session, the New York State Legislature finally acts on the bills needed to allow ridesharing. The governor is already on record in support of legalizing ridesharing but we have several hurdles to clear before it is allowed.

Legislator Rath announces completion of Swift Mills Road Bridge construction

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath is pleased to announce that Swift Mills Road Bridge, in the Town of Newstead, has finally reopened after being closed for four years.

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 this past summer raised $450 for the Newstead Public Library to support programming and materials. A presentation was held Oct. 28 at the library to announce the fundraising total. Library Director Kristine Sutton accepted the donation and was joined by Newstead Town Board Member John Jendrowski.

November 2016 Column - ECIDA’s role isn’t to be a landlord, focus needs to stay on business development

For the past few years, some members of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency have been far too interested in overreaching policies, diverging from the central mission of the ECIDA. Several ECIDA board members and I have even begun referring to these misdirected proposals as “mission-creep.”