Thursday was Veterans Day, a day in which we honor those who have served our country to protect the freedoms that are the bedrock upon which our nation is built. I hope you all had a good Veterans Day and reflected upon the sacrifices of the men and women who have served, and are still serving, on our behalf. We can’t thank them enough, and to each of you who receives this e-mail and is a veteran – thank you.
On Wednesday, over 400 of your friends and neighbors in some way helped honor the sacrifices of those veterans by participating in the democratic process and speaking out on the issues that matter to them.
As you may have heard, that night hundreds packed the chambers of the Erie County Legislature at a public hearing to discuss the county executive’s proposed 2011 budget. It was one of the most well attended public hearings in anyone’s memory and lasted well over 4 hours.
There were many eloquent speeches on a variety of subject matters that will be negatively impacted if this budget is passed as proposed, including many speakers about the impact of the cuts on my office.
I want to thank everyone who spoke at the hearing for performing your civic duty and informing the members of the legislature about what type of community you want to live in and how you want your hard earned tax dollars spent.
Whether it was on behalf of the libraries, cultural institutions, needed social programs or other services, your voice was heard and it will make a difference.
Holiday Party Next Tuesday, November 16 from 5:30 – 7:30
I am getting an early start on the holiday season by holding my annual holiday party next Tuesday, November 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. I hope you will consider attending this event as we celebrate the season among friends and neighbors and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of WNY to help them meet the needs of the community during this always very busy time of the year. Here is more information on the event:
What: Celebrate the Season Holiday Party with Mark Poloncarz
When: Tuesday, November 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: Morrisey’s Irish Pub & Grille, 30 Mississippi Street, Buffalo
Cost: $99 per person/$175 per couple
Once again, thank you for your support and if you have any questions on how you can still have an impact on the 2011 budget process, please send me an e-mail in reply.
Erie County Comptroller