PATRICK B. BURKE
7TH DISTRICT ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATOR
92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor Buffalo, NY 14202
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Erie County Legislature Passes Local Law Banning Plastic Microbead Proposed by Legislator’s Burke and Mills
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.
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.
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.
“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.