Citizens for Regional Transit — Aug 23, 2019
This policy brief provides information regarding the expansion of NFTA metro-rail services in east-side Buffalo to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
This policy brief offers an overview of the 2020 Census: what it is and why it matters for Western New York.
Alana Barrington Dye, Schyler Norton, Edward Hawthorne — Feb 20, 2019
This fact sheet was drafted by PPG interns Alana Barrington Dye and Schyler Norton. It updates a 2009 version by Edward Hawthorne, a University at Buffalo School of Law student. It outlines the powers and responsibilities of the Buffalo Common Council and includes contact details and brief background information for the nine sitting council members. The fact sheet also lists the current committees and subcommittees of the Common Council, and where and when meetings are held.
Erie County Commission on the Status of Women — Jul 26, 2018
"This report offers a snapshot of the political landscape in Erie County with a focus on women in elected office. Women comprise 52% of Erie County's total population , 49.5% of its labor force, and 53% of the county's registered voters. Women current comprise nearly 33% of elected government officials with men comprising nearly 68%."
Partnership for the Public Good — Jul 11, 2018
Community groups often need accessible, affordable spaces for events and meetings. This directory provides a list of event and meeting spaces sorted by size. Entries list the contact information and street address for each venue, as well as details on cost, catering, capacity, and parking.
This policy report was drafted by Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Deputy
Director at PPG, and Colleen Kristich, Master of Social Work
Candidate at the University at Buffalo.It presents new data on bail
in Buffalo, including frequency of money bail, average amounts by
level and type of offense, and racial disparities. This dataset is
based on PPG's observation of 240 arraignment hearings from
November 2017 to February 2018.The report includes several stories
from Buffalo City Court, …
Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government — Feb 1, 2018
This reports out on the executive sessions in municipalities in 2017.
Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government — Oct 2, 2017
The Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government evaluated the Annual Financial Disclosure Forms utilized by ten municipalities in Erie and Niagara County. The Disclosure Forms were ranked from best to worst based on criteria we established. The ten municipalities reviewed were: Cheektowaga, Erie County, Buffalo, Town of Hamburg, Niagara Falls, Town of Lancaster, Amherst, Town of Tonawanda, Clarence, Niagara County.
Mark Poloncarz — Jun 30, 2017
Just like its predecessor, I4SE 2.0 is organized in a manner that
focuses on those sectors of the local economy identified by WNYREDC
as growth sectors. It identifies initiatives within those sectors
where ErieCounty can make a meaningful contribution. These sectors
include: advanced manufacturing, smart growth implementation,
workforce development, agriculture, bi-national logistics, energy,
and tourism.The report also identifies specific initiatives that
Erie County will undertake in other …
Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government — May 17, 2017
The Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government evaluated the response of a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request to sixteen municipalities in Erie and Niagara County.
University at Buffalo Regional Institute — Jul 20, 2015
This document represents the culmination of three years of
research, community engagement, partnership building and planning
under the banner of One Region Forward. Within the pages of this
plan, you will find the major research findings of what the data
tells us about where the region is today and expressions of
thousands of citizen voices on the direction people in the region
want to see Buffalo Niagara go. Proposed strategies and actions,
built by a team of 100+ subject matter experts, are …
Mark Poloncarz — Mar 31, 2015
Mark Poloncarz — Mar 14, 2013
"The concept of sustainability has gained a foothold in Western New
York and previous brownfield sites. These efforts continue as
New York State (“NYS”) Energy Research and Development Authority
(“NYSERDA”) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(“HUD”) offer communities the opportunity to compete for tens of
millions of redevelopment dollars for the presentation of a
thorough, innovative, and collaborative sustainability plan for
Edward Hawthorne — May 2, 2009
Erie County cannot hire part-time workers in place of full-time
workers. An arbitrator from the state's Public Employees
Relations Board ruled in favor of the Civilian Service Employees
Association Local 815. The union filed an improper practice charge
last year after County Executive Chris Collins hired about 150
regular part time workers. The arbitrator ruled that the
county violated the state's Taylor Law when it failed to negotiate
with the union before hiring part time workers …
Craig Bucki — Jan 16, 2008
During the first half of the twentieth century, burgeoning grain
transshipment trade and heavy manufacturing spurred the bustling
economy of Buffalo, the eastern-most port on the shores of Lake
Erie and the second-largest city in the State of New York.
With the jobs that these industries provided came residents to
occupy them. In the 1900 census, Buffalo ranked as the
eighth-largest city in the United States, with a population of over
350,000. By 1950, Buffalo could claim over …
Amy Kedron — Nov 13, 2007
Around the country municipalities have enacted local procurement preference laws, which give a competitive advantage to local firms bidding on public contracts. Much of this legislation has been informed by a broader “local first” movement. Those in this movement champion the many benefits of conducting business on a small local scale.
Niagara River Greenway Commission Apr 1, 2007
This policy report argues that improving the quality of life for
residents of all backgrounds living in Buffalo’s urban
neighborhoods should be a central objective of any economic
revitalization plan for the region. In the process of
strengthening housing and employment opportunities in the urban
core, Buffalo should strive to become a premiere destination for
innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs seeking a low-cost,
culturally vibrant place in which to live and work. The …
Kathryn Foster, David C. Perry, Alfred D. Price, John B. Sheffer, II, Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. — Jan 26, 1996
Project Name: The University at Buffalo Governance Project
The University at Buffalo Governance Project was an interdisciplinary research effort to study governance issues in Erie County. The Governance Project was founded upon the premise that a vigorous region requires competent, informed decision making, especially in the public sector.