Chris Jacobs

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After months of debate, Erie County legislators rejected a push to move bar closing hours back from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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The board of directors for Buffalo Place, the downtown-based economic promoters, have voted in favor of earlier bar closing times in Erie County. The vote, however, was split with four board members expressing opposition to the idea.

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Allen Street may be a legendary local drinking and partying street in the neighborhood but the Allentown Association is tiring of some alcohol-fueled behavior. The group is backing the push to move last call from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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Even though a poll shows residents support closing bars earlier in Erie County, Legislature Majority Leader Joe Lorigo is unswayed by the results.

Park tragedy prompts call for DMV reform

Jun 26, 2015
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Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is pushing to close a serious loophole in drivers license regulations that could pose a danger to the public.

Is your license plate showing signs of peeling? If so, you're not alone. 

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One day after promoting the financial benefits to Erie County of completing vehicle registration renewals through local auto bureaus, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs was before the County Legislature's Economic Development Committee on Thursday to support a proposed law that would designate how those revenues would be spent.

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Another top Erie County Republican official has decided not to run against Democratic County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

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Funding for road repair and snow plowing in Erie County could receive its own dedicated funding source.

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Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he will not be running for the position of County Executive.

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Those who have purchased a home are familiar with the lengthy, paperwork-filled closing process. The Erie County Clerk says he's working to change that.

Erie County Auto Bureau to offer online reservations

Sep 25, 2014
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Motorists could experience minimal wait times with a new auto bureau reservation system. Erie County launched the online check-in system at several auto bureau locations Thursday.

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In honor of National ‘Donate Life’ month Erie County has launched a year-long campaign to increase the number of organ and tissue donors in New York State.

County implements paperless property transactions

Mar 14, 2014
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A new streamlined system is in place to speed up property transactions and save taxpayer dollars. Municipalities in Erie County can now receive Real Property transfer reports and deeds electronically.

Generations of local lawyers have trudged to County Hall to file legal papers. Now, fewer and fewer of them will have to, with the County Clerk's office embracing electronic filing.

Erie County officials are warning property owners about a scam making its way into local mailboxes.

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Several local members of state legislative delegation hosted a forum in Buffalo Wednesday on Governor Andrew Cuomo's new SAFE Act, which contains the toughest gun control measures in the nation.

Erie County Clerk's Office reveals $2.1M surplus

Jan 24, 2013
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Local taxpayers will be catching a break thanks to some unanticipated revenue in the Office of the Erie County Clerk.

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Calls have been pouring into the Erie County Clerk's office requesting information about revisions to the state's gun laws.

Photo from Facebook to elect Jacobs

Chris Jacobs is now officially the Erie County Clerk.  Jacobs, who moves into the new job after serving on the Buffalo School Board, was elected to the post in a very close race against Maria Whyte. 

WBFO's Michael Mroziak caught up with Jacobs late last week, as he finally spoke about the transition nearly one month after Election Day.