Article 1- Erie County and its Government - Charter

Section 101. Title and purpose.
  102. County status, powers and duties.
  103. Charter effect on state laws.
  104. Charter effect on local laws and resolutions.

Section 101. Title and purpose. This Charter and all amendments hereto shall constitute the form of government for the County of Erie and shall be known and cited as the "Erie County Charter." Among the purposes of this Charter are the accomplishment of greater economic efficiency, and responsibility in County government; the securing of all possible County home rule; the review of mandates as provided for by state law; the coordination of planning and economic development; the encouragement of inter-governmental cooperation among the cities, towns, villages throughout the County; and the separation of County legislative and executive functions.

Amended by Local Law No. 3-2006.

Section 102. County status, powers and duties. The County of Erie shall continue to be a municipal corporation exercising such powers and discharging such duties as may be imposed or conferred upon it by this Charter or by the applicable law.

Section 103. Charter effect on state laws. Within the limits prescribed in the New York State Municipal Home Rule Law, wherever and whenever any state law, general, special or local in effect, is inconsistent with this Charter, such law shall be deemed to the extent of such inconsistency to be superseded by this Charter insofar as the County of Erie and its government are affected.

Amended by Local Law No. 7 1974.

Section 104. Charter effect on local laws and resolutions. Except to the extent inconsistent with this Charter, all existing laws and resolutions heretofore adopted by the County Legislature of the County shall continue in force until amended, superseded or repealed as provided herein.

 

Amended by Local Law No. 1-2017.

Article 1 was formerly numbered Article I.

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-2208

Department of Law
Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Rm 1634
Buffalo, New York 14202