Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo said Thursday that he will revise and resubmit a proposed local law that calls for county workers to reside in Erie County.
The meaure was approved in a 6-5 vote by the Legislature in May and subsequently vetoed by County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, because of concerns over how the law might affect future appointments of the county executive. As the new residency rule was not approved by a super-majority of the Legislature, Poloncarz had authority to veto it. Lorigo, C-West Seneca, did not seek to have the Legislature take a vote Thursday to override Poloncarz’s veto. Instead, he said he planned to introduce a new resolution.
“I do plan to put forward another revised residency law that deals with some of the issues the county executive took exception to,” Lorigo said.
“The county executive was opposed to the super-majority, the two-thirds vote of the Legislature to override any appointments from outside the county. He cited some law that said it might not be legal without a referendum. I do plan to address that,” Lorigo added.