Daily Archives: Jun 19, 2017


    Erie County, NY – Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams announced that on Thursday June 8, 2017, the full Legislature approved $1 Million in funding to combat the ongoing Opioid Crisis in Erie County. Representatives from Erie County Health Department and Erie County Sheriff were also there to show their support for this much needed funding.

    The Legislature’s approval also allows the Health Department to use $112,721 for the purchase of 3,000 more potent versions of Narcan. This new stock of the life saving drugs will be similar to those recently distributed to City of Buffalo Police and Fire personnel for use in areas with an increased incidence of opioid related overdoses.

    “We are at a critical time in Erie County and I commend my colleagues for supporting this initiative. I am confident that the funding for the three additional positions, that are still on the table, will be allocated to the Erie County Sheriff’s Division to help those who come into the Holding Center or Correctional Facility and are in desperate need of a discharge plan,” stated Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams.

    The opioid crisis here in Erie County has claimed the lives of hundreds of constituents in the past year alone. A resolution was introduced into the Legislature to increase funding for programs and opportunities related to combatting the crisis upon recommendation of the Erie County Opioid Task Force. The Task Force and Legislature also see the initiative as an effective strategy for County departments to address the current gaps in services.






    Thursday July 6, 2017

    6:00 PM

    Northwest Buffalo Community Center

    155 Lawn Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207

    Mayor Byron W. Brown invites Buffalo residents to participate in a public hearing to review the city’s anticipated 2017/18 allocations for the following federal programs: Community Development Block Grant; HOME Investment Partnerships; Emergency Solutions Grant; and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS.

    City staff will be present to describe program goals, review the planning and adoption process, provide an overview of the Entitlement spending plan for PY 2017 and accept citizen comments and/or questions regarding the proposed Annual Action Plan draft.

    Written comments are encouraged, and will be included in the city’s submission to HUD.  Comments must be postmarked by Friday July 21st, 2017 at either 920 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202; or rhall@city-buffalo.com.

    For more information regarding this public notice, or to request special accommodations for the public hearing, please call 851-5449.







    Jueves 6 de julio de 2017 6:00 PMNorthwest Buffalo Community Center155 Lawn Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207  El alcalde Byron W. Brown invita a los residentes de Buffalo a participar en una audiencia pública para discutir las asignaciones 2017/18 anticipadas de la ciudad para los siguientes programas federales: Subvención de Desarrollo Comunitario; INICIO Asociaciones de inversión; Donación de Soluciones de Emergencia; Y Oportunidades de Vivienda para Personas con SIDA.
    El personal de la Ciudad estará presente para describir las metas del programa, revisar el proceso de planificación y adopción, ofrecer una visión general del plan de gastos de la Titularidad para el PY 2017 y aceptar comentarios y / o preguntas de los ciudadanos sobre el proyecto de Plan de Acción Anual propuesto.

    Los comentarios escritos son alentados, y serán incluidos en la presentación de la ciudad a HUD. Los comentarios deben ser sellados por correo antes del Viernes 21 de julio de 2017 en el 920 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202; o rhall@city-buffalo.com.

    Para obtener más información sobre este aviso público, o para solicitar alojamientos especiales para la audiencia pública, llame al 851-5449.




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