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Buffalo Common Council Procedures and How You Can Get Involved

Date: Jul 31, 2023
Author(s): Sarah Wooton
Topic(s): Government: General, Government: Local Government Bodies, Government: Open Government
Type: Fact Sheet

The Buffalo Common Council is the legislative branch of the City of Buffalo. The council meets every week to discuss city matters, including resident concerns. At PPG, we want you to know how the council works so that you can feel confident making your voice heard in council chambers. 

This guide explains how you can interact with the council by filing and speaking on items. It also describes how council members can change local policies and take action through resolutions and ordinances. As residents, we can advocate with the council members for changes that will improve our neighborhoods and city.