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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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January 13, 2022

Buffalo News: "11 ideas Buffalo's Partnership for Public Good is pitching to improve the city"

By: Matt Glynn | January 13, 2022 The city of Buffalo should make more-productive use of the vacant lots it owns, said Jeanette Koncikowski, executive director of Grassroots Gardens WNY. "While the city has long evaluated repurposing ideas for its 8,000-plus vacant lots, they continue to …

December 30, 2021

Buffalo News: "Community leaders, organizations reveal their wish lists for Mayor Brown's fifth term"

By: Deidre Williams | December 30, 2021 As Mayor Byron Brown readies for a fifth term, community leaders and organizations are preparing their own wish lists for what they hope to see him accomplish over the next four years. Concern for tenants tops some of the lists. The mayor needs to give …

November 5, 2021

Join Public Hearings on the Buffalo Bills Stadium

The Buffalo Common Council and Erie County Legislature have announced public hearings on the proposed Buffalo Bills stadium. To date, Pegula Sports & Entertainment have asked for a new stadium to be 100% publicly funded. Many news outlets have reported that Pegula Sports & Entertainment is …

October 12, 2021

Investigative Post: "Buffalo remains an impoverished city"

By Mark Scheer | October 12, 2021 Buffalo ranked as the nation’s second-poorest city when Byron Brown took office in 2006.  The following year, the mayor declared that his administration was working hard to “bring people into the mainstream of Buffalo’s economy” while …

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Public Presentation on the True Cost of Child Care in Erie CountyFebruary 3, 2022, 1-2 pm

Child Care Providers, Cathy Creighton, Director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Maria Whyte, Deputy County Executive for Erie County, and a representative from DSS, Erie County

On Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 1-2pm ET the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and the Live Well Erie Emergency Child Care Task Force, will host a free webinar to present the findings of a newly released study, “The True Cost of Child Care: Erie County, NY,” Part I, to the public. Child …

Public Presentation on the True Cost of Child Care in Erie CountyFebruary 3, 2022, 1-2 pm

Child Care Providers, Cathy Creighton, Director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Maria Whyte, Deputy County Executive for Erie County, and a representative from DSS, Erie County

On Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 1-2pm ET the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and the Live Well Erie Emergency Child Care Task Force, will host a free webinar to present the findings of a newly released study, “The True Cost of Child Care: Erie County, NY,” Part I, to the public. Child …

Public Presentation on the True Cost of Child Care in Erie CountyFebruary 3, 2022, 1-2 pm

Child Care Providers, Cathy Creighton, Director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Maria Whyte, Deputy County Executive for Erie County, and a representative from DSS, Erie County

On Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 1-2pm ET the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and the Live Well Erie Emergency Child Care Task Force, will host a free webinar to present the findings of a newly released study, “The True Cost of Child Care: Erie County, NY,” Part I, to the public. Child …

2022 Community Agenda Preview: Miles Gresham, Colleen Kristich, Tanvier Peart, and Sarah Wooton on The Public GoodJanuary 11, 2022, 10:30-11 am

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Join us on The Public Good. This week, PPG team members Miles Gresham, Colleen Kristich, Tanvier Peart and Sarah Wooton join us to preview PPG's 2022 Community Agenda. Our partners will gather on Thursday, January 13 to unveil their top policy change priorities for the year head. We discuss some of …