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Buffalo’s future lies not in “silver-bullet” development schemes but in sustainable, community-based development that supports locally owned independent businesses, living wage jobs, and environmental responsibility. Development resources should be concentrated in high-need areas where they will have the greatest impact, not squandered on greenfield sites in areas experiencing development pressure.

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September 29, 2018

Buffalo News: "Critics take aim at Benderson over city tax break — for one apartment"

"When the public invests money in things, it should yield a benefit for the community," Magavern said. "It should be providing affordable housing and quality jobs for city residents, not just padding the profit of wealthy developers."

April 16, 2018

Report: Low-income workers suffer wage-theft in WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A startling new report shows there is a group of low-wage workers in Buffalo whose legal rights are being violated by their employers. On Friday, the Partnership for the Public Good and Open Buffalo released the report at the Buffalo Public Library as part of Buffalo Poverty …

February 6, 2018

"Looking Into Buffalo's Living Wage Law" published by WGRZ

Buffalo's living wage ordinance applies whenever the city makes a contract for services in which it pays or receives more than $50,000 per year with an employer who employs more than ten people.

January 10, 2018

Community Groups to Unveil their Policy Agenda for 2018

This year’s public roll-out of the Community Agenda will take place on Friday, January 12th at 2pm, at the Frank E. Merriweather Library Auditorium, 1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo.

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Emerging Leaders and 81Eighteen: Kenyana David on The Public GoodNovember 27, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Open Buffalo's Emerging Leader and entrepreneur  Kenyana David. She will be discussing her business 81eighteen, Buffalo Emerging Leaders, and much more! Listen in, then learn more about Buffalo Emerging Leaders here.  The show will air …

Community Controlled Economy: FB Community Land Trust on The Public GoodNovember 20, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from the FB Community Land Trust. Residents of the Fruit Belt community will discuss how the collaboration between community-based organizations and resident leaders have produced innovative policy solutions like the moratorium on the sale of …

Working With the MediaNovember 19, 2018, 12-1:30 pm

Marsha McLeod, Aaron Lowinger, Mark Sommer

Learn to effectively engage the media by building relationships and crafting your message. If you want to get media coverage for your organization or campaign, it’s essential you’re seen and heard in the media on a regular basis. Journalists are constantly looking for interesting …

Anti Gentrification Month and Summit: OUR CITY Coalition on The Public GoodNovember 13, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar from the OUR CITY Coalition. She will discussing the OUR CITY Coalition and its nine main areas that include affordable housing, community policing, immigration, public education, transportation, frontline arts, food …

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