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Fines and Fees Victory: Jalonda Hill, George Nicholas, and Diane Elze on The Public Good

Presenter(s): Andrea Ó Súilleabháin
Date: September 15, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Join us on The Public Good! We're joined by three members of the Fair Fines + Fees Coalition - Buffalo: Jalonda Hill, coordinator of the Coalition and a paralegal at the Western New York Law Center, Pastor George Nicholas of the Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church and the African American Health Equity Taskforce, and Diane Elze, Board Member of the Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition and a professor of social work at UB.

We discuss the Coalition's big win earlier this month--the repeal of 13 traffic fees by the Buffalo Common Council. These fees, added in 2018, were far higher than fees in other cities in NY state, were not making our communities safer, and were exacerbating problems of poverty, overpolicing, and racial injustice. With the Coalition's leadership, this issue was voted to the top spot on PPG's Community Agenda this year. 

Watch the recording of the show here on Facebook. The Public Good airs Tuesdays at 10pm on POWER 96.5FM, WUFO AM 1080.