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July 27, 2023

Letter to Common Council: Legal Concerns with American Rescue Plan Procurement Process and Budget Modification

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 …

July 26, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of July 24, 2023

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.

March 7, 2023

Partnership for the Public Good, Cornell in Buffalo, and Partners Advocate for Three Policies to Fight Inflation and Support Working Families

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.

January 26, 2023

New Policy Brief: Raising and Indexing State Minimum Wage Would Have a Large Impact on Women, People of Color, and Immigrants in Western New York

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 …

October 19, 2022

Buffalo News: "Community groups calling for transparency in Bills stadium benefits plan"

By: Michael Petro, Sandra Tan | October 10, 2022

October 11, 2022

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Pegulas should play fair and reinvest in WNY community needs"

By: Andrea Ó Súilleabháin and Brenda McDuffie | October 11, 2022  

October 9, 2022

Buffalo News: "Deadline for a stadium benefits plan nears – with no sign of a final deal"

By: Michael Petro, Sandra Tan | October 9, 2022  

June 14, 2022

Investigative Post: "No action on stadium benefits agreement"

By: Geoff Kelly | June 14, 2022 There's been talk, but little movement to negotiate a community benefits agreement tied to the new Buffalo Bills venue. Leverage has been lost and time is running out.   

May 11, 2022

WGRZ: "Buffalo neighbors criticize aspects of Mayor's proposed budget"

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, …

April 3, 2022

Buffalo News: "Advocates: No Bills stadium deal without strong community benefits agreement"

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.