City of Buffalo, NY
Erie County
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The current Charter of the City of Buffalo was approved by the electorate at the general election 11-2-1999 and became effective 7-1-2000. The list that follows accounts for the disposition of subsequent amendments to the Charter. Within this list, local laws included in the Charter are noted by reference to the Charter sections where they may be found.
Local Law Number
Adoption Date;
Effective Date
Subject
Disposition/Charter Section
4-2000
3-21-2000;
7-1-2000
Police and fire pensions
25-5
5-2000
5-2-2000;
5-18-2000
Economic development zones
6-14
6-2000
5-22-2000;
7-1-2000
Director of Employment and Training
16-19 - 16-22
7-2000
5-22-2000;
6-21-2000
Division of Real Estate
6-22; 6-23; 17-2; 17-9; 17-10
8-2000
6-13-2000;
7-1-2000
Commissioner of Community Services
16-3
10-2000
6-13-2000;
7-1-2000
Division of Youth Court
16-6; 16-23; 16-24
11-2000
7-25-2000;
8-9-2000
Early retirement incentive
24-23
12-2000
10-3-2000;
10-31-2000
Residential and commercial user fees
15-40; 15-43
13-2000
10-31-2000;
12-6-2000
Transit Mall Service District
28-56 - 28-62
14-2000
11-4-2000;
12-6-2000
Commission on Citizens Rights and Community Relations
18-20; 18-22
1-2001
12-26-2000;
1-9-2001
Civil service requirements for exempt appointments
6-3 - 6-5; 6-7; 6-8; 6-10 - 6-12; 7-11; 7-16 - 7-19; 10-25; 11-5 - 11-7; 15-14; 15-15; 15-17; 15-24 - 15-27; 15-29 - 15-37; 16-4; 16-5; 17-3; 17-4; 18-23
2-2001
1-23-2001;
2-1-2001
Community Access Television Advisory Board
18-62 - 18-65
3-2001
1-23-2001;
2-1-2001
Empire Zones
6-14
4-2001
2-20-2001;
3-13-2001
Common Council: public hearings
3-17; 3-19
5-2001
4-3-2001;
4-20-2001
Residential user fees
15-40
6-2001
4-17-2001;
4-27-2001
Empire Zones
6-14
7-2001
4-17-2001;
5-10-2001
Joint Schools Construction Board
18-59; 18-60
8-2001
5-29-2001;
6-15-2001
Police and fire pension amounts
25-5
9-2001
7-10-2001;
7-26-2001
Joint Schools Construction Board
18-60
1-2002
12-26-2001;
1-8-2002
Residency requirements for Mayor and Comptroller
4-6; 7-2
2-2002
1-11-2002;
1-22-2002
Date for filing a grievance opposing the assessed valuation of real property
28-33
3-2002
3-19-2002;
4-19-2002
Public collection of commercial solid waste; duties and powers of Division of Streets
15-43; 15-47
4-2002
4-30-2002;
5-16-2002
Buffalo Creativity and Civic Solutions Commission
18-66 - 18-76
5-2002
5-1-2002;
5-16-2002
Empire Zones
6-14
6-2002
5-28-2002;
6-20-2002
Living quarters for parent or grandparent tax exemption
28-29.1
7-2002
6-11-2002;
6-26-2002
2002 targeted early retirement incentive
24-23.1
8-2002
7-23-2002;
8-15-2002
Duties and powers of Division of Streets
15-35
9-2002
9-17-2002;
10-9-2002
Commission on Citizens Rights and Community Relations
18-20; 18-22
10-2002
10-1-2002;
10-23-2002
Residential-commercial urban tax exemption
28-29.2
11-2002
10-15-2002;
11-7-2002
Council districts
1-4
12-2002
8-22-2002;
12-1-2002
Common Council; salaries of elective officials
3-2 - 3-6; 24-12
1-2003
2-4-2003;
2-28-2003
Dunn Tire Park operating budget due date
20-18
2-2003
4-1-2003;
4-9-2003
Department of Human Resources
11-5; 11-7; 11-10; 11-13; 11-14; 11-17
3-2003
5-19-2003;
5-22-2003
Budgetary procedures
20-8
4-2003
6-10-2003;
6-23-2003
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14
5-2003
6-19-2003;
6-26-2003
Staffing for Commission on Citizens Rights and Community Relations
18-20; 18-21
6-2003
6-19-2003;
6-26-2003
Creation of Committee for Youth and Advisory Committee for Persons With Disabilities
18-77 - 18-79
7-2003
6-19-2003;
6-26-2003
Elimination of certain divisions within Department of Community Services
16-4; 16-6; 16-13 - 16-23; 16-24
8-2003
6-19-2003;
6-26-2003
Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets
15-24 - 15-27; 15-32 - 15-35
9-2003
6-19-2003;
6-26-2003
Number of Deputy Commissioners and Chiefs within Department of Police
13-5; 13-7
10-2003
6-19-2003;
6-26-2003
Number of Deputy Commissioners in Department of Fire
14-4
11-2003
9-2-2003;
9-18-2003
Qualifications for Chiefs of Police
13-8
12-2003
10-28-2003;
11-13-2003
Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services
17-2
1-2004
1-6-2004;
1-20-2004
Salary of the Chairman of Education Committee
24-12
2-2004
1-6-2004;
1-20-2004
Deletion of recall procedures for elected officials
23-13
3-2004
1-6-2004;
1-20-2004
Powers of Commissioner of Permit and Inspection Services
17-2
4-2004
5-21-2004;
6-10-2004
Salaries of elective officers
24-12
5-2004
5-21-2004;
6-10-2004
Division of Administrative Adjudication
10-5; 10-18 - 10-24; 12-4; 12-6 - 12-12
Ord.
7-20-2004;
8-2-2004
Flood damage prevention amendment
31-2
6-2004
7-20-2004;
8-10-2004
Salaries of elective officers
24-12
7-2004
7-20-2004;
8-10-2004
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(2)
8-2004
7-20-2004;
8-10-2004
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(3)
9-2004
11-16-2004;
11-24-2004
Deputy Commissioners of Fire amendment
14-4
10-2004
11-16-2004;
11-24-2004
Special police officers
13-20
1-2005
12-28-2004;
2-7-2005
Real property tax exemption for capital improvements to residential property
28-29.3
2-2005
6-28-2005;
7-19-2005
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(3)
3-2005
10-4-2005;
10-20-2005
Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets amendment
15-36; 15-37
4-2005
10-18-2005;
11-3-2005
Department of Community Services amendment
16-6; 16-23
1-2006
12-30-2005;
1-9-2006
Deputy Mayor amendment
6-1
2-2006
12-30-2005;
1-9-2006
Department of Economic Development and Permit and Inspection Services
17-1; 17-2
3-2006
12-30-2005;
1-9-2006
Department of Administration, Finance and Urban Affairs
10-1; 10-4 - 10-6; 10-8; 10-13; 10-15; 10-39 - 10-42
4-2006
12-30-2005;
1-9-2006
Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations
6-16
5-2006
12-30-2005;
1-9-2006
Commissioner of Management Information Systems
9-1--9-4
6-2006
11-29-2005;
1-23-2006
Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board
Code Ch. 6, Art. XI
7-2006
1-10-2006;
2-3-2006
Procurement Policy Board amendment
10-30
8-2006
1-10-2006;
2-8-2006
Destroying buildings amendment
14-10
9-2006
1-24-2006;
2-8-2006
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(2)
10-2006
1-24-2006;
2-8-2006
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(3)
11-2006
2-21-2006;
3-8-2006
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(2)
12-2006
4-4-2006;
4-18-2006
Department of Community Services
16-1 - 16-25
13-2006
4-4-2006;
4-18-2006
Department of Law
12-1 - 12-12
14-2006
5-16-2006;
6-13-2006
Department of Economic Development and Permit and Inspection Services amendment
17-1; 17-2
15-2006
7-11-2006;
7-25-2006
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(2)
16-2006
10-3-2006;
10-16-2006
Department of Police amendment
13-7
17-2006
9-19-2006;
12-6-2006
Common Council amendment
3-6
18-2006
12-12-2006;
12-20-2006
Department of Administration, Finance, Policy and Urban Affairs
10-1 - 10-4
1-2007
12-26-2006;
1-17-2006
Officers and employees amendment
24-12
2-2007
12-26-2006;
1-17-2006
Department of Administration, Finance, Policy and Urban Affairs
10-5; 10-6; 10-8; 10-39 - 10-41
3-2007
2-20-2007;
3-29-2007
Buffalo Environmental Management Commission amendment
18-58
4-2007
2-20-2007;
3-1-2007
Department of Management Information Systems amendment
9-1 - 9-4
5-2007
3-20-2007;
4-3-2007
Board of Parking amendment
18-35
6-2007
3-20-2007;
4-3-2007
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(2)
7-2007
3-20-2007;
4-16-2007
Tax and assessment collection amendment
28-65
8-2007
5-15-2007;
5-24-2007
Real property tax exemption for conversion of certain residential properties
28-29.4
9-2007
10-2-2007;
10-18-2007
Department of Audit and Control amendment
7-11, 7-15, 7-20, 7-21
1-2008
12-26-2007;
1-25-2008
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(2)
2-2008
12-26-2007;
1-25-2008
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(3)
3-2008
4-15-2008;
5-1-2008
The annual operating budget amendment
20-1 - 20-17.1
4-2008
4-29-2008;
5-21-2008
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(2)
5-2008
4-29-2008;
5-21-2008
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(3)
6-2008
6-24-2008;
7-14-2008
Cold War veterans tax exemption
28-29.5 - 28-29.9
7-2008
9-2-2008;
9-22-2008
Flood damage prevention amendment
31-3
1-2009
12-23-2008;
1-14-2009
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(2)
2-2009
5-26-2009; 6-15-2009
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(2)
3-2009
5-26-2009; 6-15-2009
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(2)
4-2009
6-23-2009; 7-8-2009
Board of Johnnie B. Wylie Stadium amendment
18-38; 18-39
5-2009
10-27-2009; 12-1-2009
Business investment tax exemption
28-29.2-1
1-2010
12-22-2009; 1-12-2010
Boundaries of Empire Zones
6-14(2)
2-2010
6-8-2010; 6-28-2010
Department of Human Resources
11-5; 11-9 - 11-17
3-2010
6-8-2010; 6-28-2010
Department of Law
12-4; 12-6 - 12-12
4-2010
6-8-2010; 6-28-2010
Department of Permit and Inspection Services
17-1 - 17-2
5-2010
6-22-2010; 7-6-2010
Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets
15-4.1 - 15-4.2
6-2010
6-22-2010; 7-6-2010
Department of Community Services and Recreational Programming
16-4.1 - 16-4.2
7-2010
6-22-2010; 7-6-2010
Department of Parking
Article 17-A (17-9 - 17-12)
8-2010
6-8-2010; 7-6-2010
Board of Parking amendment
18-36
1-2011
3-8-2011
Department of Audit and Control amendment
7-3
4-2011
9-20-2011
Boards and commissions amendment
18-1
1-2012
10-2-2012
Budgeting amendment
20-3; 20-7; 20-17; 20-32
1-2013
4-16-2013; 5-6-2013
Taxes and assessments amendment
28-29.10
1-2015
6-4-2015
Executive Department: Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency
6-24
2-2015
9-1-2015
Department of Audit and Control amendment
7-13
2-2016
6-23-2016
Officers and employees amendment
24-12
3-2016
8-24-2016
Department of Audit and Control amendment
7-4
1-2017
5-4-2017
Department of Audit and Control amendment
7-16; 7-18; 7-20