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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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May 11, 2022

WGRZ: "Buffalo neighbors criticize aspects of Mayor's proposed budget"

By: Rob Hackford | May 11, 2022 A line of Buffalo neighbors shared their criticisms of Mayor Byron Brown's proposed budget Tuesday evening, during a public hearing held by the Common Council. Four budget items garnered the most attention, the Mayor's 4% property tax and garbage fee increase, …

April 3, 2022

Buffalo News: "Advocates: No Bills stadium deal without strong community benefits agreement"

By: Sandra Tan | April 3, 2022 Community advocates are demanding that elected leaders refuse to approve any new Buffalo Bills stadium deal unless it's accompanied by a strong community benefits agreement to ensure that the Bills organization gives back to the people of Buffalo and Erie County.

March 29, 2022

Spectrum News: "Western New York community advocate groups pushing for CBA in Bills stadium contracts"

By: Brianne Roesser | March 29, 2022 Community advocates are pushing for a return on investment from the new Bills stadium that will directly impact Buffalo. State and local leaders announced Monday that the new Bills stadium will go in Orchard Park across from the current one and cost about $1.4 …

February 3, 2022

WBEN: "Lawmakers weigh-in on call for community benefits agreement in new stadium deal"

By: Tom Puckett| February 3, 2022 When a deal on a new lease for the Buffalo Bills and new stadium is finally reached and announced, it will eventually make its way to the desks of Erie County and New York State lawmakers for review and approval. Without the details being yet known, some area …

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HCON and the Environmental Stewardship Program: Deirdre Wright and Justin Black on The Public GoodJune 21, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week we're talking with Deirdre Wright, Director of Environmental Stewardship at Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. along with Justin Black, a graduate of the Environmental Stewardship Program.  Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HCON) is a …

Public Banking: Kathryn Franco on The Public GoodMay 31, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us next week on The Public Good. We’re delighted to talk to Kathryn Franco of the Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition as well as the Western New York Law Center.  We’ll discuss the importance of public banking, the NY Public Banking Act (S1762A/A8290A) - plank …

Public Banking: Kathryn Franco on The Public GoodMay 31, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us next week on The Public Good. We’re delighted to talk to Kathryn Franco of the Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition as well as the Western New York Law Center.  We’ll discuss the importance of public banking, the NY Public Banking Act (S1762A/A8290A) - plank …

Public Banking: Kathryn Franco on The Public GoodMay 31, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us next week on The Public Good. We’re delighted to talk to Kathryn Franco of the Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition as well as the Western New York Law Center.  We’ll discuss the importance of public banking, the NY Public Banking Act (S1762A/A8290A) - plank …