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Peter J. Savage, III 
District 3

 
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1701 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, N.Y. 14216
Phone: 832-0493
Fax: 832-0494

Email: Peter.Savage@erie.gov

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Erie County Legislative Chair Savage Calls For Extension of NYS Historic Tax Credit

Erie County Legislative Chair Peter Savage introduced a resolution today in support of extending New York State’s Historic Tax Credit. The credit, which was signed into law by Governor Cuomo in 2013, is scheduled to expire at the end of 2019. The measure has enabled the investment of millions of dollars into more than fifteen local construction projects in recent years. These ventures have in turn generated more than 6,000 high-paying construction jobs.

Legislator Savage, Congressman Higgins & Mayor Mang Kick-Off Elmwood Avenue Pedestrian & Bicycle Construction Project

More than $803,000 In Improvements Coming to the Village of Kenmore

 

Erie County Legislator Peter Savage, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Village of Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang marked the start of construction on a more than $800,000 project improving pedestrian and recreational bicycle access along Elmwood Avenue in the Village of Kenmore.

“Kenmore is a great community and this project builds on the character that brings together the people, neighborhoods and business that make the Village a special place,” said Congressman Higgins.  “I commend Legislator Savage and Mayor Mang for their leadership and partnership that made these enhancements possible.” 

"I am very proud to have helped support this very exciting project which will enhance the Elmwood business district, in the Village of Kenmore, by promoting increased walkability and accessibility for neighborhood residents," said Legislator Savage.

LEGISLATOR SAVAGE WANTS MORE BITE IN PROSECUTING CAR POPS

The Lawmaker Has Submitted a Resolution Asking New York State to Amend the Burglary Law to Include Car Break-Ins.

 

Erie County Legislator Peter J. Savage, III announces that he has submitted a resolution to his colleagues in the Legislature calling on New York State to pass legislation allowing for “car pops” to be prosecuted as Felony Burglaries.

New York State law currently limits prosecutions for burglary to homes or buildings, leaving lesser charges such as misdemeanor larceny for car break-ins and no real consequences.

“These crimes are a major quality of life issue throughout Erie County,” says Legislator Savage. “Not only is property being stolen, but there is often expensive vehicle damage left behind, as well as a violation of privacy and an overall unsafe feeling in our neighborhoods.”

 

LEGISLATOR SAVAGE HONORS DR. DONNA FERNANDES AS CITIZEN OF THE MONTH

Erie County, NY - At the session of the Erie County Legislature on Thursday, March 23, 2017, Legislator Peter J. Savage III (D-Buffalo) presented renowned conservationist and Buffalo Zoo President and CEO Dr. Donna M. Fernandes with the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award for March 2017.  The award comes as an expression and commemoration of Dr. Fernandes’ illustrious career and leadership of the Buffalo Zoo to make it one of the best zoos in the country under her guidance.

“It is my great honor and privilege to recognize and thank Donna Fernandes for her many years of service at the Buffalo Zoo.  Donna has not only been the zoo’s leader and public figure, but the engine that has made it go, helping to make the Buffalo Zoo one of the premier zoos in the nation and a true local treasure,” said Legislator Savage.

LAND BANK BRINGS KENMORE ZOMBIE PROPERTY BACK TO LIFE

Legislator Peter J. Savage, III and Local Officials Join in Ribbon Cutting at Rehabbed Home at 22 Allegany

Kenmore, New York– Legislator Peter J. Savage, III joined Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz , Mayor of the Village of Kenmore Patrick Mang,  staff from the Buffalo Erie Niagara County Land Improvement Corporation (BENLIC – “The Land Bank”), representatives of JPMorgan Chase, and community members at 22 Allegany Avenue in Kenmore to unveil the Land Bank’s latest renovation project. The “zombie” property had been of great concern to neighbors as it sat vacant and deteriorating and was donated to the Land Bank by JPMorgan Chase in 2015, along with financial remuneration to insure that Village taxes on the property were current through 2015.

"The Land Bank offers creative opportunities to rehabilitate and return properties in limbo into new ownership, and to preserve vibrant and stable neighborhoods like this one in the Village of Kenmore. We will continue to work together to replicate this model throughout our community," stated Legislator Savage (3rd District).