Erie County Legislature

Erie County Legislature
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Brendan Keany
January 02, 2020 - 4:00 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The Erie County Legislature has three new members to begin 2020, as the entire body was sworn in on Thursday. Legislator Tim Meyers will serve as the leader of the Democrat majority caucus, while Joe Lorigo will resume his role as the leader of the Republican minority caucus. "...
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Corrections Specialist Advisory Board
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Brendan Keany
November 21, 2019 - 4:11 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - A long process has finally come to an end, as the Erie County Legislature has officially confirmed the 11 appointees to serve on the Corrections Specialist Advisory Board . The Erie County Legislature has confirmed the 11 appointees to the Specialist Advisory Board, which was...
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Body cameras used by Buffalo Police. November 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
WBEN Newsroom
November 07, 2019 - 4:22 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Thursday, the Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a 5-year body camera program to be rolled out within the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Total cost for the program is roughly $1.6 million over the next five years, and that will cover the cost of 209 body cameras. Proud...
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Erie County Legislature Building. March 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 06, 2019 - 2:24 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The lawmaking body of Erie County will remain in control of democrats by a 7-to-4 margin following Election 2019. Democrats Howard Johnson, April Baskin, Lisa Chimera, and Tim Meyers handily defeated their respective opponents. For Johnson, Chimera, and Meyers, it is their...
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Off Track Betting site in Williamsville (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 19, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Representatives from Western Region Off Track Betting and Batavia Downs Casino were pressed on corruption allegations by members of the Erie County Legislature during Wednesday's regularly scheduled Government Affairs Committee meeting. As was first reported by Investigative...
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Erie County Parks Playground. July 24, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany).jpg
August 08, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Thursday morning, the Erie County Legislature held a meeting to decide the best plan of attack regarding a recent report that showed elevated levels of lead in playground equipments at various county parks. On July 24, Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw called on...
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July 14, 2019 - 8:44 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The Erie County Legislature is communicating with the sheriff's office to help implement a body camera program for deputies, and the goal is to roll out a program in October. However, there are some hurdles to clear before body cams become a reality. Sheriff Tim...
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June 20, 2019 - 3:39 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Thursday afternoon, the Erie County Legislature unanimously passed a law that will create a Corrections Specialist Advisory Board, which will be tasked with providing more oversight for the sheriff's office. The law "will establish a board of specialists and...
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Erie County Legislature meets. December 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
June 03, 2019 - 3:13 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) When New York's plastic bag ban takes effect next year, counties have the option of collecting five cents for paper bags. While one Erie County lawmaker wonders why a vote hasn't taken place, another says it's not necessary. "I would like to know what the holdup is," says Erie...
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Erie County Legislature Building. March 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 29, 2019 - 9:08 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Wednesday evening, the Erie County Legislature conducted a public hearing regarding the potential establishment of a Corrections Specialist Advisory Board. The Erie County Legislature is currently holding a public meeting regarding the potential establishment of...
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