Erie County's Budget
Citizens have two opportunities to influence the budget publically. The first is when the County Executive and the Director of Budget and Management hold their public meetings, and the second is when the County Legislature holds its public meeting. Citizens can also write to the County Executive and County Legislature to influence the budget. If during the year a department needs more money for a program, the Executive can appropriate funds from one part of a department to another part of the same department. If unexpected funds are received in revenue, the County Executive can allocate them to a department of choice as long as the County Legislature adopts a resolution to that effect.
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