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February 19, 2019

Buffalo Law Journal: "Partnership for the Public Good outlines top issues for 2019"

Partnership for the Public Good recently released its annual agenda of issues it will advocate for reform this year, with expansion of voting rights and alternatives to arrest leading the way.  

February 13, 2019

Community Agenda Update: Winning Voting Rights and Working Toward a Complete Census Count

PPG and partners met to discuss and strategize around two topics from the 2019 Community Agenda: protecting and expanding voting rights and forming a Complete Count Committee for Buffalo-Niagara representation in Census 2020.

October 15, 2018

New Fact Sheet on Rental Housing Costs in Buffalo

Our new fact sheet summarizes the data currently available on the changing costs of rental housing in Buffalo, NY. It explores six data sources for rent figures and what each one can tell us about Buffalo’s rental market. The sources include U.S. Census data, online rental listing sites, …

May 7, 2018

New PPG Report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab

On May 7, 2018, PPG released a report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab.  This policy report was drafted by Anna Blatto, a senior at the University at Buffalo. It explores the history of segregation in Buffalo and offers policy suggestions …

April 2, 2018

Urban Expressway Removal in Buffalo: The Historical Context

PPG has just released a policy brief drafted by Daniel Cadzow, Policy Fellow at PPG and an advocate for environmental justice and equitable traffic infrastructure. The policy brief summarizes the history of transportation infrastructure in Buffalo and some of the thinking behind its …

March 1, 2018

New Fact Sheet on the Indigenous People of Western New York

PPG has released a fact sheet summarizing the available history of Indigenous people in what is now known as Western New York and providing information on the contemporary state of Haudenosaunee communities. Intended to shed light on an often overlooked history, it includes demographic, economic, …

February 28, 2018

Two Updated Buffalo Briefs Now Available

PPG’s Buffalo Briefs are the best place to go when you need the most important data for local trends and issues. We’ve recently updated the briefs on poverty in Buffalo-Niagara and immigrants, refugees, and languages spoken in Buffalo. You can find them here: Immigrants, Refugees, …

February 5, 2018

"Town Hall Meeting – City of Buffalo Comprehensive Property Tax Reassessment" in Buffalo Rising

"Allentown property values have doubled in the last six years, according to the Allentown Association. That’s going to have a significant impact on the wallets of a lot of people."

February 5, 2018

"Town Hall Meeting – City of Buffalo Comprehensive Property Tax Reassessment" in Buffalo Rising

"Allentown property values have doubled in the last six years, according to the Allentown Association. That’s going to have a significant impact on the wallets of a lot of people."

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.

November 14, 2017

PPG, Open Buffalo, and Drug Policy Alliance Publish New Policy Brief, "Advancing Racial Equity and Public Health: Smarter Marijuana Laws in Western New York"

The brief analyzes the last five years of data on arrests for low-level marijuana possession within the City of Buffalo and across Erie County, obtained from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. It explores the consistent racial disparities in arrests from 2012-2016, the …

November 1, 2017

Partnership for the Public Good Publishes a New Policy Brief, "Taking the High Road to Canalside: How Community Activism Has Shaped Buffalo’s Waterfront"

"Taking the High Road to Canalside: How Community Activism Has Shaped Buffalo's Waterfront" documents the efforts of local advocates to bring “High Road” economic development to Canalside, to advance community benefits over corporate control. It was drafted by Michelle Zhao, the 2017 …