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February 9, 2018

PPG and Open Buffalo Welcome Disbandment of Strike Force, Call for Additional Reforms

We recognize the disbanding of the Strike Force as a major reform. We renew our call for three additional reforms critical to better policing in the City of Buffalo: expanded and mandatory community policing, disbanding of the housing unit, and an end to arrests for marijuana possession.

January 12, 2018

PPG's 2018 Community Agenda in The Buffalo News

“It’s really about the community groups taking the lead throughout the year,” O’ Suilleabhain said.

January 12, 2018

Champions for Change 2018 Applications are Due by January 26, 2018

Apply today to become a Champion for Change with One Region Forward!

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 27, 2017

Open Buffalo Innovation Lab Public Research Fellow RFP 2018

This fellowship opportunity is open to faculty, adjuncts, and post-docs at Western New York colleges and universities as well as Cornell University. Attached is the full Request For Proposals.

December 21, 2017

Thoughts on Recent Police News, Policy Brief on Body Cameras, and Fact Sheet on Buffalo Police

Recent events have underscored the importance of making changes to the laws, policies, and practices that govern policing in Buffalo. In recent years, PPG has published extensive research on policing and made numerous recommendations for reforms based on best practices from other cities. This week, …

December 19, 2017

Make a donation to support our next decade of building a better Buffalo!

It was a milestone year at PPG, as we celebrated our tenth anniversary. Reflecting on our anniversary theme of Beauty and Democracy, our co-founder and board chair Lou Jean Fleron reminded us, “PPG grew organically from this community—from the need for a way to strengthen unheard …

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 13, 2017

Job Opportunity: Leadership Development Director at Open Buffalo

Open Buffalo’s Leadership Development Director holds primary responsibility for the development and implementation, in conjunction with contracted and community partners, of OB’s multi-tiered leadership development program.

December 8, 2017

PPG Policy Fellow Demands Dangerous Roadway Justice

"One way or another, those who advocate for and design dangerous roadways will be held accountable for the damages that they cause."

December 6, 2017

PPG Signs on in Support of a Manufacturer-Funded Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Program

While progress has been made, many New Yorkers still do not have convenient access to safe pharmaceutical disposal options.

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."