The Mayor's administration is requesting that the Buffalo Common
Council approve a transfer of $60 million of American Rescue Plan
funds from community-focused initiatives to fill city budget gaps
instead. PPG and partners sent a letter to Buffalo Common Council
on July 27, 2023 outlining legal …
By Hannah Gabelnick
Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.
Elected officials, researchers, and community members gathered in Buffalo today to call on New York State to adopt three policies that would fight inflation costs and help working families struggling with rising costs.
Our latest policy brief by Sam Magavern, Russell Weaver, and Haley
Smith examines the potential impact of raising the state's minimum
wage for workers in Western New York. The authors
conclude that the legislative proposal to raise New York’s
minimum wage gradually to $20 by 2026 in …
By: Rob Hackford | May 11, 2022 A line of Buffalo neighbors
shared their criticisms of Mayor Byron Brown's proposed budget
Tuesday evening, during a public hearing held by the Common
Council. Four budget items garnered the most attention, the Mayor's
4% property tax and garbage fee increase, …
By: Sandra Tan | April 3, 2022
Community advocates are demanding that elected leaders refuse to approve any new Buffalo Bills stadium deal unless it's accompanied by a strong community benefits agreement to ensure that the Bills organization gives back to the people of Buffalo and Erie County.