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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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July 11, 2019

Hundreds of Workers Will Benefit from New Living Wage Rate: 2020 Increase will Help Workers at City of Buffalo and at Employers that Contract with the City

On July 9, 2019, the City of Buffalo Common Council voted unanimously to amend the City’s Living Wage Ordinance, as recommended by the City’s Living Wage Commission. The new law was sponsored by Councilmembers David Rivera and Joel Feroleto. Starting on July 1, 2020, the living wage …

June 27, 2019

WBFO News: "Partnership for Public Good hails agenda accomplishments, urges more progress"

"The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session. But as it updates its Community Agenda, Partnership leaders say they'll continue pushing for more progress on the ten items which make up that agenda. At the top of its …

June 25, 2019

Media Advisory: Press Conference - 2019 Community Agenda Update

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) unites 295 community groups working for a better Buffalo Niagara. Each year, PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year—their top ten priorities for policy change in our …

May 29, 2019

Buffalo Rising: "The People’s Recap of the Scajaquada Corridor Redesign, Round One"

"Scajaquada Expressway was built in the early 1960’s amidst the protests of the people, communities and institutions it infringed upon. It is now well into the end of its “functional use life.” Proof can be seen in the ponds that form with every rain that falls on its collapsed …

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Your Voice, Your VoteSeptember 4, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm

RJ Haq, Mel LeMay, and Geoffrey Mercene

Learn about the newest reforms that make will make it easier to vote. 

2019 Cornell High Road Fellows: Emily Blanchard, Yu An Chen, Jack Millar, Laura Holland, Valerie Weisbeck, and Sherell Farmer on The Public GoodJuly 16, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from some of the 2019 High Road Fellows: Emily Blanchard (Assemblymember Sean Ryan’s Office), Yu An Chen (Western New York Law Center and Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition), Jack Millar (WNYLC and BNCRC), Laura Holland …

Community Agenda Mid-Year Update on The Public GoodJuly 2, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Last week, PPG held a press release event to announce some of the major 2019 Community Agenda wins we've had as we approached our year's mid-way point. Join us on The Public Good this week, where we'll share some key updates from all of our agenda items! 

Community Agenda Update Press ConferenceJune 27, 2019, 10:30-11 am

Partnership for the Public Good

As we are half-way through 2019, and as the New York State legislative session has ended, we’re gathering to offer an update: what progress have we made this year on our ten advocacy priorities? What issues will we continue to advance in the second half of 2019?  Join us to hear updates …