Partnership for the Public Good is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement.

A New Home For Action

Since 2007, our work has been dedicated to effecting lasting, positive change in our community. Created with the help of educators, students, volunteers, interns, and independent researchers, our rich body of reports, policy briefs, and fact sheets can now be found in the Buffalo Commons.

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October 15, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of October 11, 2021

By Becca Bass & Elizabeth Quinlan| Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

October 6, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Passes Clean Slate Resolution

The Buffalo Common Council approved a resolution on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in support of the Clean Slate Act (S.1553B/A.6399A), urging the New York State Legislature to end perpetual punishment for millions of New Yorkers with conviction records. Read the full press release below. 

October 1, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of September 27, 2021

By Becca Bass, Elizabeth Quinlan & Johnny Qiu |Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

September 24, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of September 20, 2021

By Becca Bass |Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

Upcoming Events View All

Climate, Clean-up and Accountability at the West Valley Nuclear Waste Site in 2021October 26, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Barbara Warren, RN, MS, Executive Director, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition

The workshop, the sixth and final one in the series, Climate, Clean-up and Accountability at the West Valley Nuclear Waste Site in 2021 will be held virtually, is free and is open to the public.  Federal and NYS major environmental laws were passed years after the West Valley Nuclear site was …

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Engaging the Future of Housing in the Buffalo-Niagara Region: A Preliminary Exploration of Challenges that Lie Ahead
The Proposed Buffalo Police Budget: 6 Strategies to Reallocate More Money
The MRTA: What You Need to Know About Marijuana Legalization in New York
Building a Safer Buffalo: Invest in Communities, Divest from Police
The Cost of Incarceration in NYS: Erie County