County Council

The exterior of the Erie County Courthouse

Erie County Council works to serve the citizens of Erie County as their legislative voice in articulating and funding their prerogatives and needs as well as the services mandated by Commonwealth law.

Erie County Council is the legislative branch of Erie County government. Council is responsible for passing the county budget, which in 2020 is about $455 million. Council oversees Erie County’s Elections and Voting offices and Human Relations Commission. Council members also sit as the Board of Trustees for Pleasant Ridge Manor, the county’s skilled nursing home facility.

Each of County Council’s seven members represents a council district in Erie County. Your legislators on County Council also act as liaison between County Departments or Authorities and the public.

Council generally meets every other Tuesday at 7 p.m., and the public is invited to attend council meetings. You can also watch video from previous meetings online.