Mark Poloncarz

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Mark Poloncarz said : “I haven't heard a peep from most of those colleges because they were basically waiting for the guidance from New York State for higher education — which just came out about a week and a half ago,” External link

wkbw Friday, July 10, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : "I'll say this, after seeing everything that we've dealt with in New Era, whenever we have negotiations on the stadium I don't believe we're going to give stadium naming rights to any Bills organization that can sell them and then have an organization treat our community as poorly as New Era did" External link

wkbw Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "When you look at what's going on in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, they've seen some pretty marked increases in the last few weeks since they reopened," External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Compared with our regional group and others in upstate New York, we've done a pretty good job of controlling the further spread of the coronavirus and Covid-19," "But it's important to understand that. That doesn't mean we have to stop, because what I'm afraid of is what you see happening in the South" External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz declared : “I’m telling you - if you assault or do something to one of our health inspectors — I will ensure you are prosecuted,” “If I get word that a health inspector is touched, if I get word that a health inspector is pushed, if I get word that a health inspector is treated very poorly — remember — especially in a restaurant and bar — you have that certificate on your wall from the Department of health and that could easily be revoked” External link

wkbw Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I am exceptionally disappointed with New Era," External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I would rather see the stadium called Veterans Stadium than New Era. I won't even use that name. I still call it Ralph Wilson Stadium," "I'm a little disappointed in the way New Era treated in our community. That company would not exist without the hard work of the people in this community" External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "There's a lot of companies that are hurting, that are still paying their employees, even if they furloughed them so that they're technically employed but can be called back," External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I'm sure members of the business community will be mad at me, saying 'Oh, you should never criticize a local company, no matter what they do,' " External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Their name should no longer be on the stadium if they’re going to lay off our employees and say sorry. To heck with it,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I'll say this, after seeing everything that we've dealt with in New Era, whenever we have negotiations on the stadium I don't believe we're going to give stadium naming rights to any Bills organization that can sell them and then have an organization treat our community as poorly as New Era did," "Their name should no longer be on the stadium if they're going to continue to layoff our employees and say 'sorry'" External link

wkbw Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “It’s disappointing for what he’s saying because we’ve taken so many precautions and measures including going to the point if buying special sprayers to spray every doorknob in this building every night,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I think a lot of this has to do with the individuals in that age group not taking the precautions that others are, not wearing masks out in public,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “New York State Health Department is screening passengers at the Buffalo Airport and Rochester and in New York City, so if someone flies into JFK or LaGuardia and gets a connecting flight, we will know that,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “I expect to get a lot of these calls especially about co-workers and then we have to research them, we have to contact that individual. It’s not like we really want to. Our contact tracers are busy as it is, but we want to protect the public,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "And then he comes out and is blasting us for not following proper procedures. I found it hypocritical of him..we've gotten reports that he was entering the building without a mask," External link

wkbw Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Last week we rode up an elevator together and he was maskless," "I told him if he didn't wear a mask he wouldn't be allowed in the building again" External link

buffalonews Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz remarked : “After what they are seeing in the South — that maybe movie theaters and gyms are not the safest places to be,” External link

wkbw Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Gyms of course have not been included yet as allowed in Phase 4. The governor talked a little more about this today. What we’ve heard as well, is gyms are gonna have to do a little more than your normal type of business, including the air handling system, and the air conditioning, to show that your air handling system is not going to be spreading COVID-19 all around,” External link

wivb Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We are concerned about some of these smaller communities that are still showing higher-than-average rates of the coronavirus," "Are we reopening too quickly? I don't think that's the case. I think we are reopening smartly under the phased plan of New York State" External link

buffalonews Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We are still on track for stage four at the end of the month, and I think the region is headed in the right direction," "But we will continue to offer assistance to those communities that have higher-than-average contraction rates" External link

buffalonews Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We are concerned about some of these smaller communities that are still showing higher-than-average rates of the coronavirus," "Are we reopening too quickly? I don't think that's the case. I think we are reopening smartly under the phased plan of New York State" External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We are still on track for stage four at the end of the month, and I think the region is headed in the right direction," "But we will continue to offer assistance to those communities that have higher-than-average contraction rates" External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We believe included in this graph’s admissions numbers might be COVID-19 patients who are in Emergency Departments but not ultimately admitted, and included in the prior tweet,” External link

wivb Monday, June 8, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "If they resigned, I'm exceptionally disappointed by it because it indicates to me that they did not see anything wrong with the actions last night," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Simply put, the officers must be held responsible for their actions, not just fired," External link

upi Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "If they resigned, I'm exceptionally disappointed by it because it indicates to me that they did not see anything wrong with the actions last night," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Police and other law enforcement have a duty to serve and protect the public. We need them to be the guardians of the public, not warriors engaged in battle with the public," External link

npr Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : "We’re all going to work hard to make sure there is proper police presence on the streets in the city of Buffalo and throughout Erie County," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz remarked : “I’m very disappointed if they resigned. I don’t know how many individuals there are, as I said I have no oversight directly, that is no oversight over the Buffalo Police Department. My goal as county executive is to ensure the safety and welfare of the entire public. The individuals who are protesting, our general members of the public who may be not as well as our local police force, because I want each and everyone one of them to be safe in all our endeavors,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "If they resigned, I'm exceptionally disappointed by it because it indicates to me that they did not see anything wrong with the actions last night," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz disse : "Os policiais devem ser protetores, não guerreiros" External link

uol Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz disse : "Os policiais devem ser protetores, não guerreiros" External link

correiodopovo Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz disse : “Os policiais devem ser protetores, não guerreiros” External link

istoe Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz disse : "Os policiais devem ser protetores, não guerreiros" External link

em Saturday, June 6, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz disse : "Os policiais devem ser protetores, não guerreiros" External link

uol Saturday, June 6, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Buffalo is known as the city of good neighbors,” “Unfortunately, last night, it was not. What we saw last night in front of City Hall is not acceptable here; it is not acceptable anywhere” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We can only address racial injustice and eliminate police brutality when we are united in our efforts and do so under the law,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz remarked : “I’m very disappointed if they resigned. I don’t know how many individuals there are, as I said I have no oversight directly, that is no oversight over the Buffalo Police Department. My goal as county executive is to ensure the safety and welfare of the entire public. The individuals who are protesting, our general members of the public who may be not as well as our local police force, because I want each and everyone one of them to be safe in all our endeavors,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We’re all going to work hard to make sure there is proper police presence on the streets in the city of Buffalo and throughout Erie County," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 5, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Let's hope he fully recovers," External link

CBC Friday, June 5, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Let's hope he fully recovers," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, June 5, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

gainesville Friday, June 5, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 5, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

politico Friday, June 5, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

click2houston Friday, June 5, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 5, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Simply put, the officers must be held responsible for their actions, not just fired," External link

upi Friday, June 5, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Simply put, the officers must be held responsible for their actions, not just fired," External link

upi Friday, June 5, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : “I’ve confirmed the 75 year old man injured tonight is in serious but stable condition.... While it is early, thankfully he is expected to recover. Simply put, the officers must be held responsible for their actions, not just fired” External link

thedailybeast Friday, June 5, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : "We're all disgusted, we're disappointed," External link

msnbc Friday, June 5, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : "I've seen videos of the incident in front of Buffalo's City Hall in which an older protester appears to have been shoved by police, fell backwards and suffered a serious head injury," "It sickens me. I've confirmed he is at ECMC (hospital) in stable condition" External link

abc-au Friday, June 5, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I've seen videos of the incident in front of Buffalo's City Hall in which an older protester appears to have been shoved by police, fell backwards and suffered a serious head injury,” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 5, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “For those thinking about mischief tonight, there’s going to be a lot of police on the roads tonight,” External link

wkbw Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We have no information indicating general unrest that could be planned," External link

buffalonews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I am hopeful this is the last night we have to have a curfew in place," External link

buffalonews Monday, June 1, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "The problem wasn’t the peaceful protesters," External link

buffalonews Monday, June 1, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "What we saw last night does not define us as a community," External link

buffalonews Monday, June 1, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “If you go to a protest in Buffalo, you often see the same faces,” “It’s apparent that there were a small group of individuals who came here with violence on their minds” External link

wivb Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “There’s a lot of anger, a lot of disgust at what happened in Minnesota,” “We can’t allow that kind of injustice to occur in our country- we support peaceful protests” External link

wivb Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We do have some indication from law enforcement professionals that there are some individuals who are going to try to cause problems in our community tonight," External link

wkbw Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We ask individuals to stay home tonight- we are concerned about what may happen tonight,” “Hopefully, this is the last night we ever have to do it” External link

wivb Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "There was going to be an attempt to cause damage, did not occur due to the heavy presence," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "What we saw last night does not define us as a community," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : "While it COULD possibly occur next week, NO date has been set because we need at least 2 weeks of data since phase 1 started," "We don't have that data yet, so no date is certain" External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : “The vast majority of protesters were there for a peaceful purpose,” External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "If you are on the streets," External link

wkbw Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : "The vast majority of protesters were peaceful, we expected them to be peaceful," External link

wkbw Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “The convention center is certainly something that is going to be needed for our community,” External link

wkbw Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “When it comes to plans with the convention center, it is something that we are still going to go ahead with it has just been delayed,” External link

wkbw Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “The county could never afford it on its own. The state needs help right now just like local governments need help, so the convention center is on the backburner,” External link

wkbw Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Every business that falls under phase one has to have a plan on day one, other wise they can't open. They do not have to file it with New York State, they do have to keep in on site,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : “I’m really hopeful I don’t get the calls to county government saying I work at x place, they don’t have a plan, but they’re making me come back because then we’re going to have to go out there and shut them down until they have a plan,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz explained : “The 30 per 100K is the base. It’s not the limit,” “So, we had to identify more, to the point where I said to my staff if we have to, I’m going to sign up and become a contact tracer” External link

wkbw Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "If the federal government comes in with a very big package it may actually save us from having to do huge cuts," External link

wkbw Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I need a hair cut like so many other people it’s getting pretty long back there everyone is commenting in my office about how much product I’m using to keep my hair in place. Let’s do what we can to reopen it so I can get a hair cut, you can get a hair cut, we can go back to more of what is normal,” External link

wkbw Friday, May 15, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “The CDC has recommended wearing face masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, and I am putting this Order in place as an additional public health measure in Erie County-owned and operated buildings to better protect our employees and the public,” “Everyone working in a county facility will now have a face covering on when they are unable to maintain social distance. We are all in this together and we should all act to protect public health” External link

wivb Friday, May 15, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "They've marked us in the check box because we've got enough contact tracers to address what we're dealing with right now, we're ramping up to address the future and so are they," External link

wkbw Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’ve seen nothing like it at all,” External link

buffalonews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I need a hair cut like so many other people it’s getting pretty long back there everyone is commenting in my office about how much product I’m using to keep my hair in place. Let’s do what we can to reopen it so I can get a hair cut, you can get a hair cut, we can go back to more of what is normal,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "It's arguable that they could be liable for the improper operation of the campground," External link

wkbw Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “My neighbors didn’t sign up for it. I did,” “If you have a problem, and you don’t like something I’ve done, protest me at the Rath building. Leave my neighbors out of it” External link

wivb Monday, May 11, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We're not where the state wants us to be, but we believe we can get there, and we have a plan to get there," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We know we can meet the testing requirements, which are basically 27,000 people tested in a month, if we continue to test at the rate we're testing now," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We can handle the caseload right now, but we do need to meet the governor's standard, so I have authorized our Department of Personnel to work with various departments to increase contact tracers to meet the New York State standard using current employees," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Unfortunately, we know that this is striking our nursing homes very significantly," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "The direct response to any nursing home outbreak is done by the New York State Department of Health because they are the ones that have primary responsibility for managing and monitoring nursing homes," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I am personally of the opinion, because of the issues we dealt with in Erie County, that we will probably not open on May 15, but I think we have a very good chance of opening on June 1" External link

wkbw Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : "That means more than 90% of my population has not come in contact with it. That scares me as to what could potentially happen in the future," External link

wkbw Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz explained : "So, we still need to do some work before we get to the point where reopening will not set us back," External link

wkbw Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’ve always felt that if the governor was going to open anything first on May 15 it was going to be areas like the North Country and the Adirondacks, maybe parts of the Southern Tier,” External link

wkbw Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "That’s why everyone needs to be our brother and sisters keeper," External link

wkbw Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “If we’re on that 14 day declination requirement, it’s going to be tough to meet that in the near future,” External link

wivb Friday, May 1, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz stated : “The only way we can open up is to reduce hospital capacity. That means we need you to say home and be safe,” External link

wkbw Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "It makes really no sense for them (other counties in WNY) to be doing elective surgeries, but the hospitals here in Erie County to not, if we can handle it and we can," "Based on the number of beds available we believe that we can handle it" External link

wkbw Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Monday, April 27, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We will no longer list active/recovered cases because we can't guarantee they are correct," External link

wkbw Monday, April 27, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Sunday, April 26, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We will no longer list active/recovered cases because we can't guarantee they are correct," External link

wkbw Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz stated : “I don't really know if there's a need for these other testing sites that are doing the symptomatic testing because we have the capability of doing it through out public health lab, as well as our partners, Kaleida Health, ECMC, Catholic Health, as well as doctors offices,” External link

wkbw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz remarked : “But it has not arrived yet. If people are calling for an antibody test, it has not arrived, and if you are symptomatic — you don’t get the antibody test, you get the regular test,” External link

wkbw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz noted : “If you do get tested, with symptoms, you should stay in isolation,” External link

wkbw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : "The trend line is going in the wrong direction," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Western New York was one of the last to have confirmed cases. As a result, we are going to be one of the last to get to our peak and then on the downward trend,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “New York State's peak is always going to be skewed because of what you see downstate,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "It wasn't until we were able to combine the county and state systems yesterday late afternoon, that we were able to determine that our numbers were off because we weren't getting accurate data from nursing homes," External link

wkbw Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz explained : "Our medical examiner's office doesn't get every death that occurs in our community; that goes to NY and then is shared with us," External link

wkbw Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I do not recommend, and we are not recommending, drive-up masses of any type," External link

buffalonews Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We're testing those that we feel are essential and symptomatic," External link

buffalonews Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We've always been worried about those who are in nursing homes," External link

buffalonews Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I'm worried about the potential loss of these," External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Thankfully, some of the vendors in the United States are ramping up and actually producing product now," External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We've had a lot of I don't want to call them necessarily fly-by-nights but we've had a lot of companies that are not the strongest, let's put it that way, that are saying we can get you X, Y and Z, but you've got to pay us up front," "We're not going to put up millions of dollars up front to a nonreputable firm" External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I'd prefer they weren't," "I don't have the power to stop them because they have, to my understanding, exemptions from New York State" External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : "While it is still growing, it is flattening compared to 10 days ago," External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "There are some businesses that just won't survive this. So what we can we do to ensure that we keep as many businesses alive in the long run is the goal of the task force," External link

wkbw Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz warned : “No new work, which means you can't put new mulch down, you can't do new plantings, and if you continue to do this you're going to find yourself in the same place the bars and restaurants did,” External link

wkbw Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Farmers have plenty of milk. Please support our local farmers and buy that milk,” External link

wivb Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Just because you are young, doesn’t mean you are not vulnerable,” External link

wivb Monday, April 6, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Just because you are young, doesn’t mean you are not vulnerable,” External link

wivb Sunday, April 5, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “There is not a single person that is going to get a ventilator taken away,” “Our ventilators will not be taken away to be used downstate” External link

wivb Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Every part of the community has it,” External link

wivb Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "They can place you with a child care provider, and if you are a child care provider it has open spots we are asking you to fill out too, so we can find child care for individuals who need it across our community," External link

wkbw Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “They’re maybe doing it in a sly manner like oh come for take out but you can sit there and have a beer. You can’t do that,” “If you are violating that order we will shut you down” External link

wkbw Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We are going under the assumption internally in Erie County government that this community will still be shut down for the entire month of April," External link

wkbw Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Bar and restaurant owners have to take this new reality seriously,” “These regulations are in place for a deadly serious reason, and bars and restaurants that are open in violation of the law are putting their customers and their employees at risk. This is unacceptable and we will shut you down” External link

wkbw Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Saturday, March 28, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Friday, March 27, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Friday, March 27, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Friday, March 27, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Monday, March 23, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Monday, March 23, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Saturday, March 21, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Friday, March 20, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “I’m hopeful that we never get to a situation where we have to force a quarantine on an individual and have a guard stationed outside the house to ensure that person is not a potential risk to the community,” “But by God, if we have to, we will” External link

wivb Friday, March 6, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "There are very few public health labs that are going to have the opportunity to do that," "We are one of the few in New York State" External link

buffalonews Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : “The governor announced that. If you follow the CDC and the state, we're not supposed to say that, but the governor announced it,” External link

wkbw Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’m hopeful that we will never get to a situation, where we have to force a quarantine on an individual and have a guard station outside a house to ensure that person is not a potential risk to the community, but by God, if we have to, we will,” External link

wkbw Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "These are the things that are wrong. People look at it and say something bad happened and why was all that equipment bought and now it sits in a warehouse?," External link

wkbw Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “It’s now a facility that rivals any other junior college,” External link

wivb Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz stated : “Erie County certainly would not be the largest contributor of this - we could not. If the county had to pay for the whole project itself, it would never happen. We do not have the ability to do that,” “I could not add $440 million of debt to the county’s credit” External link

wkbw Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “It’s an important part of the economy,” External link

wkbw Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz responded : “But what people need to understand is this will have a continued drag on our local economy. We are not getting the conventions we used to get because of an old center,” External link

wkbw Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz replied : “If all people want to do is black top roads, well maybe they should run for a small town supervisor. That's not what we do in county government,” External link

wkbw Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “This building was outdated when it was completed,” External link

wivb Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I think we do have a strong response with regards to, yes we need to stay in the convention and visitors business,” External link

wivb Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’m shocked and very saddened to wake up to the sad news of the helicopter crash that took the lives of Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto,” “Mark was a very experienced pilot and loved traveling in his helicopter. My deepest condolences go out to both families at this sad time” External link

wwlp Friday, January 10, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’m shocked and very saddened to wake up to the sad news of the helicopter crash that took the lives of Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto,” “Mark was a very experienced pilot and loved traveling in his helicopter. My deepest condolences go out to both families at this sad time” External link

wearecentralpa Friday, January 10, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’m shocked and very saddened to wake up to the sad news of the helicopter crash that took the lives of Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto,” “Mark was a very experienced pilot and loved traveling in his helicopter. My deepest condolences go out to both families at this sad time” External link

wivb Friday, January 10, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’m shocked and very saddened to wake up to the sad news of the helicopter crash that took the lives of Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto,” “Mark was a very experienced pilot and loved traveling in his helicopter. My deepest condolences go out to both families at this sad time” External link

wivb Friday, January 10, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “The installation of this tow rope adds to the wide array of winter fun that is available at Chestnut Ridge Park and gives visitors another way to enjoy the hill. We now offer free downhill skiing and snowboarding when weather permits at two county parks, Chestnut Ridge and Emery, so a visit to either park is a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature and some good skiing at the same time,” External link

wivb Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said ( about Elizabeth Warren ) : “I am proud to endorse and offer my support to Senator Elizabeth Warren to be the next president of the United States. I know she is the best candidate to fight for hard-working American families because she has done exactly that throughout her career,” External link

wivb Monday, December 30, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “For too long, people said the project was too big to take on. It’s just too big to take on. And we basically said to heck with that, that’s not true — we know it can get done. It’s going to take a lot of hard work, rolling up the sleeves, and money to make a difference through the investment we’ve done in Erie County with our partners in the county legislature as well as New York State,” External link

wivb Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "A United States that's represented by that Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, asking everyone across the world to send us their tired, their poor because we are the community that welcomes them," External link

wkbw Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Not only will there be singing, but there will be cocoa and cookies and lots of fun for the kids beyond just waiting in line for Santa Claus," External link

wkbw Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re not just doing one or two things,” “We’re doing so many things, dozens of things. What we found out is if it works, continue it. If it doesn’t, try something new. What we want our friends from across the country to recognize is to properly address the opiate epidemic, you can’t just do one or two things. you have to do multiple things” External link

wivb Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “It’s just been a really long campaign,” External link

wivb Tuesday, November 5, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “First off it’s really easy to use, I just early voted myself,” “I trust the system it’s a good system. The election inspectors like it, the voters like it. We’re telling folks especially with the weather not looking so good to get out and early vote, make sure your vote counts” External link

wivb Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : "I find it hard to believe the Pegulas would invest $36 million of their own money in a stadium they plan on leaving in a few years," External link

buffalonews Friday, October 25, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I want people to remember, if you want someone who is going to be a calm leader in the storm, that’s me, because I’ve done it, I’ve lived through it,” “We have the experience, we know what to do” External link

wivb Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “All of the pieces that were to be removed have been removed and those that were remediated were stripped of lead and repainted. Those are done. Plenty of those old pieces of equipment – those heritage ones. One of them is here in Ellicott Creek – the farmer with the wheelbarrow. That was saved. We also saved a number of the other pieces that were popular – including the one in Akron Falls and Chestnut Ridge, so that people can still use the ones they used when they were kids. but there’s no question as to the safety,” External link

wivb Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz says : “but power is only partially on,” External link

wivb Friday, August 23, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We didn’t play that well. We didn’t play that often," External link

buffalonews Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “It just goes to show what you can do when you activate a small little space- you make it somewhere that people want to be,” External link

wivb Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told ( about Mr Wilson ) : “We needed to get a strong lease to keep the team in town because in all likelihood, Mr. Wilson would not outlive that lease,” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz alleged : “It kind of kicked in gear the folks in the (Andrew) Cuomo administration who were like, ‘We better get involved because we don’t want Chuck Schumer to get all the glory,” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You never get exactly what you want,” “The Bills didn’t get exactly what they wanted. At one point they wanted another game in Toronto. They wanted to be able to leave at any time during the lease. We were not going to allow that. We didn’t get everything we wanted either” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz writes : “I was pretty sure the lease’s strong non-relocation clauses were the main reasons for the limited number of bids,” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz responded : “I would have liked to have had it done last year,” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “They’re not willing to do some really heavy duty negotiating until they have that report,” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We do believe we see a light at the end of the tunnel,” “It is possible that if we continue at this trend, in 2020, the county executive could be declaring the public health crisis over” External link

wivb Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “People are still going to be addicted and we’re still going to have services available to those suffering addiction,” External link

wivb Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We don’t have people demanding access to treatment as they were before, because they’re getting it," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We don’t have people demanding access to treatment as they were before, because they’re getting it," External link

buffalonews Monday, July 29, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Four, five years ago we hardly had any public art in our community and now people are talking about coming to Buffalo as a destination for tourism for public art," External link

wkbw Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Public art is not just something that enriches our eyes, it enriches our mind. It enriches our soul, and we are a better community for it," External link

wkbw Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I'm not going to shut down the parks," "Our health department is doing the work and if a piece is bad, it will be shut down" External link

wkbw Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "It was imperative that government took the lead on the project, and once we would and did that, others would follow. And that's exactly what it is," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said ( about Mark Grant ) : “I’ve called on not only my opponent to terminate Mr. Grant and his firm, Big Dog Strategies from performing work on her campaign, I’m also calling on others in local parties. You need to do the same thing. You need to cut ties with Mr. Grant,” External link

wivb Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “He has shown a wanton disregard for the law,” External link

wkbw Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “As somebody running for office, you've got to have a clean background and clean people working for you,” External link

wkbw Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Would I have hired him if I knew he was going to have a situation where he would have raped an employee? Of course not,” “We never would have hired him” External link

wkbw Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “If it is determined to be unconstitutional, then you don’t enforce it. If it is constitutional, then I expect every employee and county official to enforce the law if a federal judge says it is constitutional. That is one of those issues where you may not necessarily agree with the law, but we don’t get to pick and choose the laws, we have to enforce the laws, and we take an oath to enforce the laws of the United States, New York State, and Erie County,” External link

wivb Friday, June 28, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Using the Whistleblower Hotline for anything other than the reporting of abuse of county resources is, in itself, an abuse of county resources," External link

buffalonews Friday, June 21, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "It’s completely changed how I have to go about my work routine and daily life," "I’m not thrilled with it" External link

buffalonews Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We really don't know how much we're going to generate in new tax because it's from entities we've never received tax from before," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Whether it's fair or not, it's unfortunately what we have to deal with," "I've advocated against it. I've talked to the governor's staff and others. It's done. I can't fix it" External link

buffalonews Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : "You have to make the determination of do you build a new stadium or do you renovate the existing stadium and get the best bang for the buck," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I find it hard to believe the Pegulas would invest $36 million of their own money in a stadium they plan on leaving in a few years," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "That’s a very, very good thing, because we can have a fair negotiation for what’s right for this community," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : "You have to make the determination of do you build a new stadium or do you renovate the existing stadium and get the best bang for the buck," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I find it hard to believe the Pegulas would invest $36 million of their own money in a stadium they plan on leaving in a few years," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "That’s a very, very good thing, because we can have a fair negotiation for what’s right for this community," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz says : “In addition to the millions of dollars being spent on road and bridge repair we are investing in culverts, highway vehicle and equipment replacement, and many other necessary components of a successful infrastructure operation. In fact, in 2019 we plan on spending $40,038,325 on new road and bridge projects, not including and remaining work to be completed from our 2018 road and bridge programs.. Maintaining our roads effectively means planning responsibly for the future while executing projects today and I thank our Department of Public Works and our construction partners for their diligence in getting the job done,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "There's nothing that prohibits me from writing a book," "There's really nothing that prohibits elected officials from having other jobs such that others have" External link

wkbw Friday, March 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “International Women’s Day is both a celebration of the contributions made by women and their sacrifices as well,” “Women have been essential to our community’s development and have been ardent and unwavering advocates for social justice, including fair and equal labor practices and better working conditions for all. Today we are honoring them, supporting them and reaffirming our partnership in the struggle for gender equality” External link

wkbw Friday, March 8, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "So people are thinking, 'oh this is going to get a state of emergency a declaration associated with that.' We have not sustained enough damage to even think of that," External link

wkbw Tuesday, February 26, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re not unaccustomed to this but, certainly, with the other issues we’ll be dealing with, add to a triple whammy, so to speak, between the snow, the wind and the extreme cold,” External link

buffalonews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We know how to handle this. We can get through this, and if we act appropriately, we will all get through this safely,” External link

buffalonews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “If you’re stuck in a snow bank during blinding snow as the winds pick up and in bitter cold, this is life-threatening conditions,” External link

buffalonews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I echo the governor's concerns with regards to utilities," "We have a very good relationship with National Grid, but to my friends in NYSEG, we really do need stronger communication with you during outages. We get people that contact us for the most accurate information, and we can't provide it unless we get it back from the utility companies" External link

buffalonews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "In these extreme cold temperatures, the last thing we want is people to not have power to their homes, which usually will run their furnaces or their boilers," "So it's very important that if power does go out it be restored as quickly as possible, and we need the full participation of our partners in the utilities" External link

buffalonews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Id have to take money from somewhere else to pay for it. That's why these programs that are currently affected by the shutdown are on hold," External link

wkbw Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "While the First Amendment of our Constitution protects the right of free speech, no matter how deplorable it may be, there can be no room in our civil discourse for such hate and anger," External link

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Mark Poloncarz said : “I haven't heard a peep from most of those colleges because they were basically waiting for the guidance from New York State for higher education — which just came out about a week and a half ago,” External link

wkbw Friday, July 10, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : "I'll say this, after seeing everything that we've dealt with in New Era, whenever we have negotiations on the stadium I don't believe we're going to give stadium naming rights to any Bills organization that can sell them and then have an organization treat our community as poorly as New Era did" External link

wkbw Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "When you look at what's going on in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, they've seen some pretty marked increases in the last few weeks since they reopened," External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Compared with our regional group and others in upstate New York, we've done a pretty good job of controlling the further spread of the coronavirus and Covid-19," "But it's important to understand that. That doesn't mean we have to stop, because what I'm afraid of is what you see happening in the South" External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz declared : “I’m telling you - if you assault or do something to one of our health inspectors — I will ensure you are prosecuted,” “If I get word that a health inspector is touched, if I get word that a health inspector is pushed, if I get word that a health inspector is treated very poorly — remember — especially in a restaurant and bar — you have that certificate on your wall from the Department of health and that could easily be revoked” External link

wkbw Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I am exceptionally disappointed with New Era," External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I would rather see the stadium called Veterans Stadium than New Era. I won't even use that name. I still call it Ralph Wilson Stadium," "I'm a little disappointed in the way New Era treated in our community. That company would not exist without the hard work of the people in this community" External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "There's a lot of companies that are hurting, that are still paying their employees, even if they furloughed them so that they're technically employed but can be called back," External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I'm sure members of the business community will be mad at me, saying 'Oh, you should never criticize a local company, no matter what they do,' " External link

buffalonews Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Their name should no longer be on the stadium if they’re going to lay off our employees and say sorry. To heck with it,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I'll say this, after seeing everything that we've dealt with in New Era, whenever we have negotiations on the stadium I don't believe we're going to give stadium naming rights to any Bills organization that can sell them and then have an organization treat our community as poorly as New Era did," "Their name should no longer be on the stadium if they're going to continue to layoff our employees and say 'sorry'" External link

wkbw Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “It’s disappointing for what he’s saying because we’ve taken so many precautions and measures including going to the point if buying special sprayers to spray every doorknob in this building every night,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I think a lot of this has to do with the individuals in that age group not taking the precautions that others are, not wearing masks out in public,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “New York State Health Department is screening passengers at the Buffalo Airport and Rochester and in New York City, so if someone flies into JFK or LaGuardia and gets a connecting flight, we will know that,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “I expect to get a lot of these calls especially about co-workers and then we have to research them, we have to contact that individual. It’s not like we really want to. Our contact tracers are busy as it is, but we want to protect the public,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "And then he comes out and is blasting us for not following proper procedures. I found it hypocritical of him..we've gotten reports that he was entering the building without a mask," External link

wkbw Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Last week we rode up an elevator together and he was maskless," "I told him if he didn't wear a mask he wouldn't be allowed in the building again" External link

buffalonews Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz remarked : “After what they are seeing in the South — that maybe movie theaters and gyms are not the safest places to be,” External link

wkbw Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Gyms of course have not been included yet as allowed in Phase 4. The governor talked a little more about this today. What we’ve heard as well, is gyms are gonna have to do a little more than your normal type of business, including the air handling system, and the air conditioning, to show that your air handling system is not going to be spreading COVID-19 all around,” External link

wivb Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We are concerned about some of these smaller communities that are still showing higher-than-average rates of the coronavirus," "Are we reopening too quickly? I don't think that's the case. I think we are reopening smartly under the phased plan of New York State" External link

buffalonews Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We are still on track for stage four at the end of the month, and I think the region is headed in the right direction," "But we will continue to offer assistance to those communities that have higher-than-average contraction rates" External link

buffalonews Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We are concerned about some of these smaller communities that are still showing higher-than-average rates of the coronavirus," "Are we reopening too quickly? I don't think that's the case. I think we are reopening smartly under the phased plan of New York State" External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We are still on track for stage four at the end of the month, and I think the region is headed in the right direction," "But we will continue to offer assistance to those communities that have higher-than-average contraction rates" External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We believe included in this graph’s admissions numbers might be COVID-19 patients who are in Emergency Departments but not ultimately admitted, and included in the prior tweet,” External link

wivb Monday, June 8, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "If they resigned, I'm exceptionally disappointed by it because it indicates to me that they did not see anything wrong with the actions last night," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Simply put, the officers must be held responsible for their actions, not just fired," External link

upi Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "If they resigned, I'm exceptionally disappointed by it because it indicates to me that they did not see anything wrong with the actions last night," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Police and other law enforcement have a duty to serve and protect the public. We need them to be the guardians of the public, not warriors engaged in battle with the public," External link

npr Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : "We’re all going to work hard to make sure there is proper police presence on the streets in the city of Buffalo and throughout Erie County," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz remarked : “I’m very disappointed if they resigned. I don’t know how many individuals there are, as I said I have no oversight directly, that is no oversight over the Buffalo Police Department. My goal as county executive is to ensure the safety and welfare of the entire public. The individuals who are protesting, our general members of the public who may be not as well as our local police force, because I want each and everyone one of them to be safe in all our endeavors,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "If they resigned, I'm exceptionally disappointed by it because it indicates to me that they did not see anything wrong with the actions last night," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz disse : "Os policiais devem ser protetores, não guerreiros" External link

uol Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz disse : "Os policiais devem ser protetores, não guerreiros" External link

correiodopovo Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz disse : “Os policiais devem ser protetores, não guerreiros” External link

istoe Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz disse : "Os policiais devem ser protetores, não guerreiros" External link

em Saturday, June 6, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz disse : "Os policiais devem ser protetores, não guerreiros" External link

uol Saturday, June 6, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Buffalo is known as the city of good neighbors,” “Unfortunately, last night, it was not. What we saw last night in front of City Hall is not acceptable here; it is not acceptable anywhere” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We can only address racial injustice and eliminate police brutality when we are united in our efforts and do so under the law,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz remarked : “I’m very disappointed if they resigned. I don’t know how many individuals there are, as I said I have no oversight directly, that is no oversight over the Buffalo Police Department. My goal as county executive is to ensure the safety and welfare of the entire public. The individuals who are protesting, our general members of the public who may be not as well as our local police force, because I want each and everyone one of them to be safe in all our endeavors,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We’re all going to work hard to make sure there is proper police presence on the streets in the city of Buffalo and throughout Erie County," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 5, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Let's hope he fully recovers," External link

CBC Friday, June 5, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Let's hope he fully recovers," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, June 5, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

suntimes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

gainesville Friday, June 5, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 5, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

politico Friday, June 5, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

click2houston Friday, June 5, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Let’s hope he fully recovers,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 5, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Simply put, the officers must be held responsible for their actions, not just fired," External link

upi Friday, June 5, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Simply put, the officers must be held responsible for their actions, not just fired," External link

upi Friday, June 5, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : “I’ve confirmed the 75 year old man injured tonight is in serious but stable condition.... While it is early, thankfully he is expected to recover. Simply put, the officers must be held responsible for their actions, not just fired” External link

thedailybeast Friday, June 5, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : "We're all disgusted, we're disappointed," External link

msnbc Friday, June 5, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : "I've seen videos of the incident in front of Buffalo's City Hall in which an older protester appears to have been shoved by police, fell backwards and suffered a serious head injury," "It sickens me. I've confirmed he is at ECMC (hospital) in stable condition" External link

abc-au Friday, June 5, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I've seen videos of the incident in front of Buffalo's City Hall in which an older protester appears to have been shoved by police, fell backwards and suffered a serious head injury,” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 5, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “For those thinking about mischief tonight, there’s going to be a lot of police on the roads tonight,” External link

wkbw Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We have no information indicating general unrest that could be planned," External link

buffalonews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I am hopeful this is the last night we have to have a curfew in place," External link

buffalonews Monday, June 1, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "The problem wasn’t the peaceful protesters," External link

buffalonews Monday, June 1, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "What we saw last night does not define us as a community," External link

buffalonews Monday, June 1, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “If you go to a protest in Buffalo, you often see the same faces,” “It’s apparent that there were a small group of individuals who came here with violence on their minds” External link

wivb Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “There’s a lot of anger, a lot of disgust at what happened in Minnesota,” “We can’t allow that kind of injustice to occur in our country- we support peaceful protests” External link

wivb Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We do have some indication from law enforcement professionals that there are some individuals who are going to try to cause problems in our community tonight," External link

wkbw Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We ask individuals to stay home tonight- we are concerned about what may happen tonight,” “Hopefully, this is the last night we ever have to do it” External link

wivb Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "There was going to be an attempt to cause damage, did not occur due to the heavy presence," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "What we saw last night does not define us as a community," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : "While it COULD possibly occur next week, NO date has been set because we need at least 2 weeks of data since phase 1 started," "We don't have that data yet, so no date is certain" External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : “The vast majority of protesters were there for a peaceful purpose,” External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "If you are on the streets," External link

wkbw Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : "The vast majority of protesters were peaceful, we expected them to be peaceful," External link

wkbw Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “The convention center is certainly something that is going to be needed for our community,” External link

wkbw Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “When it comes to plans with the convention center, it is something that we are still going to go ahead with it has just been delayed,” External link

wkbw Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “The county could never afford it on its own. The state needs help right now just like local governments need help, so the convention center is on the backburner,” External link

wkbw Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Every business that falls under phase one has to have a plan on day one, other wise they can't open. They do not have to file it with New York State, they do have to keep in on site,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : “I’m really hopeful I don’t get the calls to county government saying I work at x place, they don’t have a plan, but they’re making me come back because then we’re going to have to go out there and shut them down until they have a plan,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz explained : “The 30 per 100K is the base. It’s not the limit,” “So, we had to identify more, to the point where I said to my staff if we have to, I’m going to sign up and become a contact tracer” External link

wkbw Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "If the federal government comes in with a very big package it may actually save us from having to do huge cuts," External link

wkbw Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I need a hair cut like so many other people it’s getting pretty long back there everyone is commenting in my office about how much product I’m using to keep my hair in place. Let’s do what we can to reopen it so I can get a hair cut, you can get a hair cut, we can go back to more of what is normal,” External link

wkbw Friday, May 15, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “The CDC has recommended wearing face masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, and I am putting this Order in place as an additional public health measure in Erie County-owned and operated buildings to better protect our employees and the public,” “Everyone working in a county facility will now have a face covering on when they are unable to maintain social distance. We are all in this together and we should all act to protect public health” External link

wivb Friday, May 15, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "They've marked us in the check box because we've got enough contact tracers to address what we're dealing with right now, we're ramping up to address the future and so are they," External link

wkbw Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’ve seen nothing like it at all,” External link

buffalonews Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I need a hair cut like so many other people it’s getting pretty long back there everyone is commenting in my office about how much product I’m using to keep my hair in place. Let’s do what we can to reopen it so I can get a hair cut, you can get a hair cut, we can go back to more of what is normal,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "It's arguable that they could be liable for the improper operation of the campground," External link

wkbw Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “My neighbors didn’t sign up for it. I did,” “If you have a problem, and you don’t like something I’ve done, protest me at the Rath building. Leave my neighbors out of it” External link

wivb Monday, May 11, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We're not where the state wants us to be, but we believe we can get there, and we have a plan to get there," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We know we can meet the testing requirements, which are basically 27,000 people tested in a month, if we continue to test at the rate we're testing now," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We can handle the caseload right now, but we do need to meet the governor's standard, so I have authorized our Department of Personnel to work with various departments to increase contact tracers to meet the New York State standard using current employees," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Unfortunately, we know that this is striking our nursing homes very significantly," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "The direct response to any nursing home outbreak is done by the New York State Department of Health because they are the ones that have primary responsibility for managing and monitoring nursing homes," External link

buffalonews Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I am personally of the opinion, because of the issues we dealt with in Erie County, that we will probably not open on May 15, but I think we have a very good chance of opening on June 1" External link

wkbw Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : "That means more than 90% of my population has not come in contact with it. That scares me as to what could potentially happen in the future," External link

wkbw Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz explained : "So, we still need to do some work before we get to the point where reopening will not set us back," External link

wkbw Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’ve always felt that if the governor was going to open anything first on May 15 it was going to be areas like the North Country and the Adirondacks, maybe parts of the Southern Tier,” External link

wkbw Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "That’s why everyone needs to be our brother and sisters keeper," External link

wkbw Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “If we’re on that 14 day declination requirement, it’s going to be tough to meet that in the near future,” External link

wivb Friday, May 1, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz stated : “The only way we can open up is to reduce hospital capacity. That means we need you to say home and be safe,” External link

wkbw Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "It makes really no sense for them (other counties in WNY) to be doing elective surgeries, but the hospitals here in Erie County to not, if we can handle it and we can," "Based on the number of beds available we believe that we can handle it" External link

wkbw Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Monday, April 27, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We will no longer list active/recovered cases because we can't guarantee they are correct," External link

wkbw Monday, April 27, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Sunday, April 26, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We will no longer list active/recovered cases because we can't guarantee they are correct," External link

wkbw Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz stated : “I don't really know if there's a need for these other testing sites that are doing the symptomatic testing because we have the capability of doing it through out public health lab, as well as our partners, Kaleida Health, ECMC, Catholic Health, as well as doctors offices,” External link

wkbw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz remarked : “But it has not arrived yet. If people are calling for an antibody test, it has not arrived, and if you are symptomatic — you don’t get the antibody test, you get the regular test,” External link

wkbw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz noted : “If you do get tested, with symptoms, you should stay in isolation,” External link

wkbw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re looking at when we can safely open our community and how we can manage over hospitalization. We don’t want to cause more harm than good,” External link

wivb Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : "The trend line is going in the wrong direction," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Western New York was one of the last to have confirmed cases. As a result, we are going to be one of the last to get to our peak and then on the downward trend,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “New York State's peak is always going to be skewed because of what you see downstate,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "It wasn't until we were able to combine the county and state systems yesterday late afternoon, that we were able to determine that our numbers were off because we weren't getting accurate data from nursing homes," External link

wkbw Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz explained : "Our medical examiner's office doesn't get every death that occurs in our community; that goes to NY and then is shared with us," External link

wkbw Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I do not recommend, and we are not recommending, drive-up masses of any type," External link

buffalonews Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We're testing those that we feel are essential and symptomatic," External link

buffalonews Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We've always been worried about those who are in nursing homes," External link

buffalonews Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I'm worried about the potential loss of these," External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Thankfully, some of the vendors in the United States are ramping up and actually producing product now," External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We've had a lot of I don't want to call them necessarily fly-by-nights but we've had a lot of companies that are not the strongest, let's put it that way, that are saying we can get you X, Y and Z, but you've got to pay us up front," "We're not going to put up millions of dollars up front to a nonreputable firm" External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I'd prefer they weren't," "I don't have the power to stop them because they have, to my understanding, exemptions from New York State" External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz wrote : "While it is still growing, it is flattening compared to 10 days ago," External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "There are some businesses that just won't survive this. So what we can we do to ensure that we keep as many businesses alive in the long run is the goal of the task force," External link

wkbw Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz warned : “No new work, which means you can't put new mulch down, you can't do new plantings, and if you continue to do this you're going to find yourself in the same place the bars and restaurants did,” External link

wkbw Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Farmers have plenty of milk. Please support our local farmers and buy that milk,” External link

wivb Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Just because you are young, doesn’t mean you are not vulnerable,” External link

wivb Monday, April 6, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Just because you are young, doesn’t mean you are not vulnerable,” External link

wivb Sunday, April 5, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “There is not a single person that is going to get a ventilator taken away,” “Our ventilators will not be taken away to be used downstate” External link

wivb Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Every part of the community has it,” External link

wivb Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "They can place you with a child care provider, and if you are a child care provider it has open spots we are asking you to fill out too, so we can find child care for individuals who need it across our community," External link

wkbw Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “They’re maybe doing it in a sly manner like oh come for take out but you can sit there and have a beer. You can’t do that,” “If you are violating that order we will shut you down” External link

wkbw Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We are going under the assumption internally in Erie County government that this community will still be shut down for the entire month of April," External link

wkbw Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Bar and restaurant owners have to take this new reality seriously,” “These regulations are in place for a deadly serious reason, and bars and restaurants that are open in violation of the law are putting their customers and their employees at risk. This is unacceptable and we will shut you down” External link

wkbw Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Saturday, March 28, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Friday, March 27, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Friday, March 27, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Friday, March 27, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You are not immune to it. No one is immune to it that we’re aware of,” External link

wivb Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Monday, March 23, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Monday, March 23, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Saturday, March 21, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Our epidemiologists are working hard to identify the details of all locations the infected individuals may have been. However, everyone should go under the assumption they have come into contact with the coronavirus,” External link

wivb Friday, March 20, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “I’m hopeful that we never get to a situation where we have to force a quarantine on an individual and have a guard stationed outside the house to ensure that person is not a potential risk to the community,” “But by God, if we have to, we will” External link

wivb Friday, March 6, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "There are very few public health labs that are going to have the opportunity to do that," "We are one of the few in New York State" External link

buffalonews Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : “The governor announced that. If you follow the CDC and the state, we're not supposed to say that, but the governor announced it,” External link

wkbw Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’m hopeful that we will never get to a situation, where we have to force a quarantine on an individual and have a guard station outside a house to ensure that person is not a potential risk to the community, but by God, if we have to, we will,” External link

wkbw Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "These are the things that are wrong. People look at it and say something bad happened and why was all that equipment bought and now it sits in a warehouse?," External link

wkbw Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “It’s now a facility that rivals any other junior college,” External link

wivb Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz stated : “Erie County certainly would not be the largest contributor of this - we could not. If the county had to pay for the whole project itself, it would never happen. We do not have the ability to do that,” “I could not add $440 million of debt to the county’s credit” External link

wkbw Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “It’s an important part of the economy,” External link

wkbw Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz responded : “But what people need to understand is this will have a continued drag on our local economy. We are not getting the conventions we used to get because of an old center,” External link

wkbw Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz replied : “If all people want to do is black top roads, well maybe they should run for a small town supervisor. That's not what we do in county government,” External link

wkbw Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “This building was outdated when it was completed,” External link

wivb Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I think we do have a strong response with regards to, yes we need to stay in the convention and visitors business,” External link

wivb Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’m shocked and very saddened to wake up to the sad news of the helicopter crash that took the lives of Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto,” “Mark was a very experienced pilot and loved traveling in his helicopter. My deepest condolences go out to both families at this sad time” External link

wwlp Friday, January 10, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’m shocked and very saddened to wake up to the sad news of the helicopter crash that took the lives of Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto,” “Mark was a very experienced pilot and loved traveling in his helicopter. My deepest condolences go out to both families at this sad time” External link

wearecentralpa Friday, January 10, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’m shocked and very saddened to wake up to the sad news of the helicopter crash that took the lives of Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto,” “Mark was a very experienced pilot and loved traveling in his helicopter. My deepest condolences go out to both families at this sad time” External link

wivb Friday, January 10, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I’m shocked and very saddened to wake up to the sad news of the helicopter crash that took the lives of Mark Croce and Michael Capriotto,” “Mark was a very experienced pilot and loved traveling in his helicopter. My deepest condolences go out to both families at this sad time” External link

wivb Friday, January 10, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “The installation of this tow rope adds to the wide array of winter fun that is available at Chestnut Ridge Park and gives visitors another way to enjoy the hill. We now offer free downhill skiing and snowboarding when weather permits at two county parks, Chestnut Ridge and Emery, so a visit to either park is a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature and some good skiing at the same time,” External link

wivb Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said ( about Elizabeth Warren ) : “I am proud to endorse and offer my support to Senator Elizabeth Warren to be the next president of the United States. I know she is the best candidate to fight for hard-working American families because she has done exactly that throughout her career,” External link

wivb Monday, December 30, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “For too long, people said the project was too big to take on. It’s just too big to take on. And we basically said to heck with that, that’s not true — we know it can get done. It’s going to take a lot of hard work, rolling up the sleeves, and money to make a difference through the investment we’ve done in Erie County with our partners in the county legislature as well as New York State,” External link

wivb Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "A United States that's represented by that Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, asking everyone across the world to send us their tired, their poor because we are the community that welcomes them," External link

wkbw Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Not only will there be singing, but there will be cocoa and cookies and lots of fun for the kids beyond just waiting in line for Santa Claus," External link

wkbw Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re not just doing one or two things,” “We’re doing so many things, dozens of things. What we found out is if it works, continue it. If it doesn’t, try something new. What we want our friends from across the country to recognize is to properly address the opiate epidemic, you can’t just do one or two things. you have to do multiple things” External link

wivb Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “It’s just been a really long campaign,” External link

wivb Tuesday, November 5, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “First off it’s really easy to use, I just early voted myself,” “I trust the system it’s a good system. The election inspectors like it, the voters like it. We’re telling folks especially with the weather not looking so good to get out and early vote, make sure your vote counts” External link

wivb Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : "I find it hard to believe the Pegulas would invest $36 million of their own money in a stadium they plan on leaving in a few years," External link

buffalonews Friday, October 25, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “I want people to remember, if you want someone who is going to be a calm leader in the storm, that’s me, because I’ve done it, I’ve lived through it,” “We have the experience, we know what to do” External link

wivb Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “All of the pieces that were to be removed have been removed and those that were remediated were stripped of lead and repainted. Those are done. Plenty of those old pieces of equipment – those heritage ones. One of them is here in Ellicott Creek – the farmer with the wheelbarrow. That was saved. We also saved a number of the other pieces that were popular – including the one in Akron Falls and Chestnut Ridge, so that people can still use the ones they used when they were kids. but there’s no question as to the safety,” External link

wivb Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz says : “but power is only partially on,” External link

wivb Friday, August 23, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We didn’t play that well. We didn’t play that often," External link

buffalonews Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “It just goes to show what you can do when you activate a small little space- you make it somewhere that people want to be,” External link

wivb Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told ( about Mr Wilson ) : “We needed to get a strong lease to keep the team in town because in all likelihood, Mr. Wilson would not outlive that lease,” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz alleged : “It kind of kicked in gear the folks in the (Andrew) Cuomo administration who were like, ‘We better get involved because we don’t want Chuck Schumer to get all the glory,” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “You never get exactly what you want,” “The Bills didn’t get exactly what they wanted. At one point they wanted another game in Toronto. They wanted to be able to leave at any time during the lease. We were not going to allow that. We didn’t get everything we wanted either” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz writes : “I was pretty sure the lease’s strong non-relocation clauses were the main reasons for the limited number of bids,” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz responded : “I would have liked to have had it done last year,” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “They’re not willing to do some really heavy duty negotiating until they have that report,” External link

wivb Saturday, August 10, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We do believe we see a light at the end of the tunnel,” “It is possible that if we continue at this trend, in 2020, the county executive could be declaring the public health crisis over” External link

wivb Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz added : “People are still going to be addicted and we’re still going to have services available to those suffering addiction,” External link

wivb Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We don’t have people demanding access to treatment as they were before, because they’re getting it," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We don’t have people demanding access to treatment as they were before, because they’re getting it," External link

buffalonews Monday, July 29, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Four, five years ago we hardly had any public art in our community and now people are talking about coming to Buffalo as a destination for tourism for public art," External link

wkbw Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Public art is not just something that enriches our eyes, it enriches our mind. It enriches our soul, and we are a better community for it," External link

wkbw Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I'm not going to shut down the parks," "Our health department is doing the work and if a piece is bad, it will be shut down" External link

wkbw Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "It was imperative that government took the lead on the project, and once we would and did that, others would follow. And that's exactly what it is," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said ( about Mark Grant ) : “I’ve called on not only my opponent to terminate Mr. Grant and his firm, Big Dog Strategies from performing work on her campaign, I’m also calling on others in local parties. You need to do the same thing. You need to cut ties with Mr. Grant,” External link

wivb Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “He has shown a wanton disregard for the law,” External link

wkbw Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “As somebody running for office, you've got to have a clean background and clean people working for you,” External link

wkbw Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “Would I have hired him if I knew he was going to have a situation where he would have raped an employee? Of course not,” “We never would have hired him” External link

wkbw Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “If it is determined to be unconstitutional, then you don’t enforce it. If it is constitutional, then I expect every employee and county official to enforce the law if a federal judge says it is constitutional. That is one of those issues where you may not necessarily agree with the law, but we don’t get to pick and choose the laws, we have to enforce the laws, and we take an oath to enforce the laws of the United States, New York State, and Erie County,” External link

wivb Friday, June 28, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Using the Whistleblower Hotline for anything other than the reporting of abuse of county resources is, in itself, an abuse of county resources," External link

buffalonews Friday, June 21, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "It’s completely changed how I have to go about my work routine and daily life," "I’m not thrilled with it" External link

buffalonews Tuesday, April 2, 2019 11:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "We really don't know how much we're going to generate in new tax because it's from entities we've never received tax from before," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Whether it's fair or not, it's unfortunately what we have to deal with," "I've advocated against it. I've talked to the governor's staff and others. It's done. I can't fix it" External link

buffalonews Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : "You have to make the determination of do you build a new stadium or do you renovate the existing stadium and get the best bang for the buck," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I find it hard to believe the Pegulas would invest $36 million of their own money in a stadium they plan on leaving in a few years," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "That’s a very, very good thing, because we can have a fair negotiation for what’s right for this community," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz told : "You have to make the determination of do you build a new stadium or do you renovate the existing stadium and get the best bang for the buck," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I find it hard to believe the Pegulas would invest $36 million of their own money in a stadium they plan on leaving in a few years," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "That’s a very, very good thing, because we can have a fair negotiation for what’s right for this community," External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz says : “In addition to the millions of dollars being spent on road and bridge repair we are investing in culverts, highway vehicle and equipment replacement, and many other necessary components of a successful infrastructure operation. In fact, in 2019 we plan on spending $40,038,325 on new road and bridge projects, not including and remaining work to be completed from our 2018 road and bridge programs.. Maintaining our roads effectively means planning responsibly for the future while executing projects today and I thank our Department of Public Works and our construction partners for their diligence in getting the job done,” External link

wkbw Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "There's nothing that prohibits me from writing a book," "There's really nothing that prohibits elected officials from having other jobs such that others have" External link

wkbw Friday, March 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “International Women’s Day is both a celebration of the contributions made by women and their sacrifices as well,” “Women have been essential to our community’s development and have been ardent and unwavering advocates for social justice, including fair and equal labor practices and better working conditions for all. Today we are honoring them, supporting them and reaffirming our partnership in the struggle for gender equality” External link

wkbw Friday, March 8, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "So people are thinking, 'oh this is going to get a state of emergency a declaration associated with that.' We have not sustained enough damage to even think of that," External link

wkbw Tuesday, February 26, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We’re not unaccustomed to this but, certainly, with the other issues we’ll be dealing with, add to a triple whammy, so to speak, between the snow, the wind and the extreme cold,” External link

buffalonews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “We know how to handle this. We can get through this, and if we act appropriately, we will all get through this safely,” External link

buffalonews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : “If you’re stuck in a snow bank during blinding snow as the winds pick up and in bitter cold, this is life-threatening conditions,” External link

buffalonews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "I echo the governor's concerns with regards to utilities," "We have a very good relationship with National Grid, but to my friends in NYSEG, we really do need stronger communication with you during outages. We get people that contact us for the most accurate information, and we can't provide it unless we get it back from the utility companies" External link

buffalonews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "In these extreme cold temperatures, the last thing we want is people to not have power to their homes, which usually will run their furnaces or their boilers," "So it's very important that if power does go out it be restored as quickly as possible, and we need the full participation of our partners in the utilities" External link

buffalonews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "Id have to take money from somewhere else to pay for it. That's why these programs that are currently affected by the shutdown are on hold," External link

wkbw Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Poloncarz said : "While the First Amendment of our Constitution protects the right of free speech, no matter how deplorable it may be, there can be no room in our civil discourse for such hate and anger," External link

cnbc Saturday, December 24, 2016 12:49:00 AM EAT



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