October 3, 2017

Tyranny of the Minority

By Mark C. Poloncarz October 3, 2017 On October 2, America woke up to the terrible news of the slaughter of innocent concert-goers in Las Vegas. […]
August 13, 2017

Buffalo 1981, Charlottesville 2017

In 1981 Karl Hand, a neo-nazi sympathizer, organized a “whites have rights” rally in Buffalo and called on others to join him. I remember it clearly […]
July 16, 2017

Trip to Washington covers people’s business

BY Mark Poloncarz Erie County Executive (This Column originally appeared in various editions of the Bee Group Newspapers in July, 2017.) I recently traveled to Washington, […]
May 25, 2017

Campaign Promises and budgetary priorities

By Mark Poloncarz May 25, 2017 When a government issues a budget it is usually met with yawns from the public, if it is even noticed […]
May 2, 2017

History 101 in the Trump Era

History 101 in the Trump era By: Mark Poloncarz May 2, 2017 The last few days will not go down in history as the best days […]
March 29, 2017

2017 State of the County Address as Delivered by Mark Poloncarz

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz March 29, 2017 State of the County Address Burchfield-Penney Art Museum Final as Prepared for Delivery Thank you Tom Quatroche […]
March 29, 2017

Poloncarz, developers battle over tax breaks for Buffalo lofts

The Buffalo News Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Poloncarz, Developers battle over tax breaks for Buffalo lofts Developers shouldn’t get tax breaks to build downtown lofts that […]
February 23, 2017

POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON WHITE HOUSE REVOCATION OF ORDER PROTECTING TRANSGENDER CHILDREN

County Executive notes disappointment at move rescinding equal protection ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s […]
January 20, 2017

Inaugural Carnage

By Mark C. Poloncarz, Erie County Executive For the 45th time in our nation’s history, a peaceful transition of power occurred in the United States. Due […]