Legislator Chris Greene is urging the County Executive to end the COVID-19 state of emergency that has been in place in Erie County for nearly two years.
Legislators submitted a pair of resolutions Monday morning that both seek to end the state of emergency and restore power to the Legislature. The first one, which is the preferred option of the Minority Caucus, directs the County Executive to end the state of emergency immediately. The second would direct the Legislature to vote individually on mandates the County Executive wishes to extend.
Legislator Greene said, “There’s simply no longer a need for one person to be calling the shots in Erie County. In September, I proposed ramping up our testing supply. In December, I proposed it again ahead of holiday gatherings. The County Executive refused to purchase more tests and we began falling behind as a result. Legislators deserve a seat at the table and we must restore checks and balances as soon as possible.”