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PATRICK B. BURKE

7TH DISTRICT ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATOR

92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-858-8480

Email: Patrick.Burke@Erie.Gov

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OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

ERIE COUNTY SETS THE STANDARD IN POLLUTION CONTROL FOR THE GREAT LAKES

Erie County Legislature Passes Local Law Banning Plastic Microbead Proposed by Legislator’s Burke and Mills

Legislator Burke's response to Buffalo News article

The Buffalo News should make an immediate retraction and hold itself to a higher standard of journalism.

Legislative Vote on Microbead Free Water

This Thursday the Erie County Legislature will have the final vote on the local law banning the sale of cosmetic products containing microbeads, smalls bits of microplastic that make up 90% of the new pollutants found in Lake Erie.

“Burke gets broadband funding approved”

Today the Erie County Legislature took the first tangible step towards municipal broadband by approving the funding of a feasibility study. A county broadband system would be the first of its kind in New York State and the cost of the network could potentially be offset by New York State Broadband funds.

LEGISLATOR BURKE CALLS FOR HIEGHTENED SAFETY MEASURES AT WALDEN AND HARLEM INTERSECTION FOLLOWING SECOND FATAL ACCIDENT

Legislator Patrick B. Burke (D – Buffalo) is calling on the New York State Department of Transportation to take immediate action following a fatal accident at the intersection of Harlem Road and Walden Avenue in the Town of Cheektowaga; this is the second fatality within the past year at this intersection involving a pedestrian and motor vehicle.

LEGISLATOR PATRICK BURKE INTRODUCES LAW TO BAN MICROBEAD PLASTICS, GAINS BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT


Legislator Patrick B. Burke (D) announced his introduction of a Local Law to ban the sale of Cosmetic products in Erie County that contain Microbead plastics.  This bi-partisan Local Law was introduced with the sponsorship of Legislator John J. Mills (R) because a State level ban has languished in the State Senate under both Democratic and Republican leadership.

Seneca Street Study - CazPark Neighborhood

Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke sought assistance from University at Buffalo’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning developing strategies for Seneca Street’s revitalization. A graduate Urban DesignStudio comprised of urban planning and architecture students was initiated to analyze multiple aspects of the neighborhood. This included the composition of an inventory of existing buildings, and an analysis of the area’s history, traffic, streetscape, open space, culture and population. The goal o f t h is studio is to suggest a framework f o r the stabilization and growth of the Seneca-Cazenovia neighborhood with a focus on Seneca Street as the core of redevelopment. Our focus is on community-based and community-lead revitalization. The Seneca-Cazenovia neighborhood can thrive once again by capitalizing on its assets; a historically significant park, unique architecture, a community with strong networks and long-term residents, and a desire to make the neighborhood a great place to live. The corridor is ripe for change, and this plan will help direct growth towards long lasting sustainability.

“Expanding EC Sewer District No. 1 to Include All of the Town of Cheektowaga and Village of Sloan”

 At the Energy & Environment Committee meeting I submitted a resolution calling for the Erie County Department of Sewerage to investigate the feasibility of including all of the Town of Cheektowaga and the Village of Sloan to be brought into Erie County Sewer District 1.


 

ERIE COUNTY OPPOSES NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP NEAR GREAT LAKES

“The Great Lakes are a precious natural resource.  They provide fresh water for over 40 million people in both the United States and Canada.  At a time when others around the world are taking steps to protect what little fresh water they have, I believe it is dangerous and irresponsible to risk the future of the Great Lakes by building this dump site,” said Legislator Burke.

BURKE SUPPORTS IDA REFORM TO ENSURE STRONGER ECONOMY

“New York State needs to pass comprehensive IDA reform that allows for effective regional coordination of economic development. There is no future for Buffalo without Amherst, and no future for Cheektowaga without Lancaster. We need every city, town, and village rowing in the same direction if we are going to ensure a stronger economy for Erie County,” said Legislator Burke.