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%."
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
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.