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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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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.

December 18, 2017

PPG Partners Vote on 2018 Community Agenda

Partnership for the Public Good welcomed 52 partners and 62 total community members to the first floor community room of the Market Arcade on December 15th, 2017. Their task? Vote on 21 different pitches to settle 2018’s “Community Agenda,” an amalgamation of policy planks that …

December 5, 2017

Buffalo News Article: "Inclusionary zoning debate continues..."

"Sam Magavern, executive director of the Partnership for the Public Good, addressed the Council's Legislation Committee, making a case for inclusionary zoning."

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Workers Rights are Human Rights: Wendt Workers on The Public GoodFebruary 27, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Jeff George and Bill Hudson from the Workers Freedom Coalition of Western NY. We'll be talking about workers' issues on the floor of Wendt's production location in Cheektowaga, represented by Iron Workers Shopmen Local 576.

Black Business BazaarFebruary 10, 2018, 11 am-3 pm

African Heritage Food Co-op

Black Business Bazaar is back! African Heritage Food Co-op is hosting a Black Business Bazaar on February 10th from 11am-3pm at the Pratt Willert Community Center located at 422 Pratt St. Buffalo NY, 14208. There will be 30 vendors, music, and more! To Vend, please e-mail …

2018 PPG Community Agenda RolloutJanuary 12, 2018, 2-4 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

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

Housing Opportunities Made Equal in Buffalo: DeAnna Eason on the Public GoodDecember 12, 2017, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll be speaking with DeAnna Eason, Executive Director of HOME, Inc. about the lack of affordable housing in Buffalo addressed in PPG's new report.

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