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Patrick B. Burke

Erie County Legislator- District 7

District Office: 

2189 Seneca St. Buffalo NY 14220

(716) 823-0752

Downtown Office: 

92 Franklin St. 4th Floor

 Buffalo NY 14202

Phone: (716) 858-8480

To schedule an appointment with Legislator Burke send an email to:  

 Email: Patrick.Burke@Erie.Gov   





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Legislator Burke Demands Changes be Made to Tifft Street Bridge for Pedestrian Safety

Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke has submitted a resolution outlining necessary changes to the Tifft Street Bridge, which currently poses safety issues regarding pedestrian traffic. The bridge currently prevents South Buffalo residents from accessing the recently-revitalized waterfront. Renovations for the bridge were proposed in the early months of 1993 by then-Council-member Brian Higgins, close to a quarter century ago. Despite this previous proposal, the bridge never received the required attention, and presently stands posing both a larger safety risk, and greater cost of repair the longer it waits without being addressed.

Erie County Recognizes May 1st as International Worker's Day

Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke submitted a resolution, which was approved, to recognize May 1st as International Workers Day in Erie County. May 1st, or May Day as it is more commonly known, signifies the struggle for the eight hour workday in the 19th century.

Burke Submits Honeybee Protection Act

Erie County Legislator Pat Burke has submitted the Honey Bee Protection act to the Erie County Legislature. Modeled after similar legislation from Maryland, the Honey Bee Protection Act would prohibit the consumer use of insecticides that have been linked to the decline in honeybee populations as well as other pollinating insects.

Legislator Burke Announces Unprecedented Opioid Epidemic Funding Proposal

Erie County, New York- In order to further combat the severity of the ongoing opioid epidemic, Legislator Patrick Burke is proposing a measure that would take an additional $1 million from the county fund balance, which currently stands at almost $90 million, and transfer it to the Erie County Department of Health.

Legislator Pat Burke Presents Isobel Champs Buffalo Beauts With Resolution Honoring Their Win

Erie County, New York- Legislator Patrick Burke congratulated the Buffalo Beauts on their Isobel Cup win before a session of the Erie County Legislature today. The Buffalo Beauts defeated #1 seed Boston Pride on March 19th winning the second Isobel Cup and becoming champions of the National Women’s Hockey League.

Legislator Burke Denounces Congressional Vote to Allow Companies to Sell Americans’ Private Browser Data

Erie County, New York- Legislator Patrick Burke voices his opposition to the recent U.S. Congressional vote to strike down FCC regulations that protected consumer’s private data. The vote will allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to collect consumers’ personal information, including their private web-browsing history, and sell it to third parties without informing consumers.

Opposing the Trump Administration’s Elimination of Funding and Protection for The Great Lakes

Erie County, New York- Legislator Patrick Burke who garnered national recognition for his ban on microbead plastics, has submitted a resolution expressing his opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed elimination of the Clean Water Rule, as well as the stark reductions in Environmental Protection Agency funding that would cut funds for the Great Lakes pollution cleanup by 97%. 

Legislator Burke Introduces Legislation to Prevent Illegal Tattooing

Erie County, New York- A local law titled “Preventing Underground Tattoo Parlors” will be submitted to the Erie County Legislature by Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District). Under the current sanitary code, Erie County health inspectors have limited capabilities in preventing unlicensed persons from administering tattoos. Legislator Burke’s new law would change the penalty for those administering tattoos illegally from an unenforceable code violation to a misdemeanor crime punishable by a $500 fine and/or one month in prison.