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Jacobs Issues Warning on County Executive's 2014 Budget Estimates

Jacobs Issues Warning on County Executive's 2014 Budget Estimates

Says Poloncarz is projecting faulty revenues for Auto Bureau

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is sounding an alarm after seeing the County Executive’s revenue estimates for the Erie County Auto Bureau for the 2014 budget year. “I am very concerned about these estimates, they are half a million more than my office projected for the Auto Bureau in our submission to the County Executive’s budget office,” said Jacobs. “I have put my concerns in writing to Comptroller Mychajliw, who is charged with reporting to the Legislature on the validity of the County Executive’s revenue estimates.”

“The Erie County Legislature needs to know that from the moment they receive the County Executive’s proposed 2014 budget that it is out of balance more than $550,000 because there is no way the Auto Bureau will hit the revenue amount the County Executive has put in his budget,” stated Jacobs.

Jacobs to host "Passports on the Move" Outreach at Boulevard Mall

Jacobs to host "Passports on the Move" Outreach at Boulevard Mall

County Clerk to Host Outreach at Boulevard Mall

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced that his office is hosting a special “Passports on the Move” Outreach on Tuesday, October 15th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boulevard Mall in front of the Sears Court.

Passport Acceptance Agents from the Clerk’s Office will be available to receive and process passport applications to interested citizens during this special community outreach as well as provide passport information.

“I encourage anyone scheduling a vacation or college students planning their next semester abroad to come to our outreach and apply for their passport,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “I want to let all our passport customers know that my office will continue to accept passport applications regardless of the government shutdown.”

JACOBS TO HOST PASSPORT OUTREACH EVENT AT AUTO BUREAU

JACOBS TO HOST PASSPORT OUTREACH EVENT AT AUTO BUREAU

County Clerk offers monthly community outreach at Auto Bureau
 

Erie County, NY- As a service to Erie County residents, County Clerk Chris Jacobs announces his office will offer additional “Passports on the Move” outreach events the second Tuesday of every month. The next event will be held on Tuesday, October 8th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erie County Auto Bureau, located in the Northtown Plaza, 3095 Sheridan Drive in Amherst.

“The Clerk’s Office is pleased to make this service available in order to meet the growing demand for passports,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “I want to make County government more customer-centered, including offering convenient alternatives for our customers to obtain passports.”

Jacobs Urges All Drivers to Join the It Can Wait® Movement

Jacobs Urges All Drivers to Join the It Can Wait® Movement

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is asking all motorists, especially young drivers to keep both hands on the wheel and to take part in AT&T’s “It Can Wait” movement on September 19th. “As County Clerk, I am responsible for the administration of local auto bureaus which issue all drivers’ licenses. I encourage all drivers to take the Safe Driving/No-Texting Pledge and then share it with their friends and family.”

The Clerk’s Safe Driving Pledge can be found at any of the Erie County Auto Bureaus or on-line at ww.erie.gov/clerk, is signed by the parent and their teen driver, and states that while driving the teen will not send or receive text messages or use handheld electronic devices. It ensures that the teen understands that if he/she violates any of the rules, it may result in the loss of driving privileges which the parent reserves the right to deny.

Health Foundation for Western & Central New York Awards Grant to Catholic Charities Senior Programs

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $52,466 grant from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York (HFWCNY) Ready or Not Initiative to support its older adult programs serving seniors in Erie, Genesee and Orleans counties.

The HFWCNY is a nonprofit, private foundation whose mission is to improve the health and health care of the people of Western and Central New York.

The funding will allow Catholic Charities to create and implement a plan to respond to current economic and legislative changes impacting access to care for the senior population, including Medicaid redesign and the Affordable Care Act.  

County Clerk Jacobs and AAA of WNY offer “Passports on the Move” Outreach Event

County Clerk Jacobs and AAA of WNY offer “Passports on the Move” Outreach Event

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is going that extra mile and teaming up with the AAA of Western and Central New York to offer a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18th at the AAA Travel & Insurance Center located at 1737 Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda.

“I encourage anyone planning their upcoming vacation or a college student planning a semester abroad to come to our outreach and apply for their passport,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “My office is pleased to host this outreach event with the AAA in order to make obtaining a passport more convenient for all our customers.”

Those who attend the outreach will be able to apply for a passport card and/or passport book can expect to receive their passport in approximately four to six weeks for routine service. If necessary, the County Clerk’s Office offers an expedited service which reduces the processing time down to 3 days.