In two years as your legislator for Erie County’s 8th district, John Bruso has: 

  • Energy and Environment
  • Introduced and approved the Energize NY Benefit Financing Program Law of Erie County to establish a sustainable energy loan program in Erie County
  • Support for use of goats to clear invasive species plants and weeds at Como Lake Park
  • Ellicott Creek logjam removal and cooperation with Erie County Soil and Water Conservation
  • Health and Wellness
  • Held hearings and approved legislation concerning regulating e-cigarettes and vaping devices to persons under age 21 
  • Vaping and e-cigarette advocacy and support for raising age for tobacco and e-cigarette purchases to 21
  • Advocacy for Child Protective Service employees and compensation and improved conditions
  • Treatment and Counseling of the Opioid Epidemic
  • Resolution concerning Studying the Potential use of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center for Drug Addiction
  • OD2 expansion from Cheektowaga to Lancaster and attempts to expand to ECSO patrols in Alden
  • Community conversations on opioid and drug abuse and vaping
  • Parks and Roads
  • Repaving of Pleasant View Drive in Lancaster from Transit Road to Stony Road to be completed 
  • Como Lake Park dam work and dredging (and new sled hill) 
  • Service on the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation board and advocacy for farmland and agricultural districts; active with Erie County Board of Health, Erie County Water Quality Committee 
  • Stony Road Bridge reconstruction 
  • Alden – Crittenden Road drainage and culvert work in 2018 
  • Turn-over of Penora Road to Town of Lancaster 
  • Erie County Home property fenced and secured and offered for sale 
  • Worked with Lancaster Unleashed and Parks Department to create new dog park in Como Lake Park
  • 2019 road work – Exchange Street, Lake Street, Bowen Road, Pleasant View Drive
  • Securing 2020 capital work for William Street and a potential widening 
  • Jobs and Economic Development
  • Job Fair – Route to Employment – in September 2018 at Depew Middle School 
  • NFTA bus advocacy with Cheektowaga and Lancaster Chambers of Commerce to get employees to their employers/businesses
  • Community and Advocacy
  • Fall Festival at Como Lake Park
  • Clerk-on-the-Go events in Alden and Lancaster
  • Opposing Green Light driver’s license state action