On July 13, 2023, the Erie County Legislature held a public hearing on the proposed Occupancy Tax Modernization Act. PPG staff were not able to attend this hearing, but Director of Community Research, Sarah Wooton, submitted the following comments to the Erie County legislature.
Partnership for the Public Good and its partner organizations gathered at Buffalo City Hall to call for three priorities to be included in the City of Buffalo 2023-2024 budget currently being negotiated. Video of the press conference is available here.
News Editorial Board | March 25, 2023 Enough with the studies and
the reports. It’s time for action. Buffalo has an affordable
housing crisis that’s been building since well before the pandemic
and is now at near-catastrophic proportions. Between late 2019 and
late 2022, the median …
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.
Caitlin Dewey | February 7, 2023 What do you get when you put five
advocates, two landlords, two lawyers and a housing official in a
room together? A solution to the affordable housing crisis, hopes
the Buffalo Common Council. On Tuesday, the council appointed 10
representatives to a new Affordable …
On Thursday, October 6th, City of Buffalo residents came together to discuss their experiences with vacant lots. Residents were grouped by neighborhood and spoke about how they used the vacant lots, their concerns, and their visions for the vacant lots.
We wanted to understand the scope of impact this tragedy had on food access in our city. To do this, we mapped the major grocery stores in the area and then calculated how many people lived closer to Tops on Jefferson Ave than to any other major grocery store nearby.
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.
By: Brianne Roesser | March 29, 2022 Community advocates are
pushing for a return on investment from the new Bills stadium that
will directly impact Buffalo. State and local leaders announced
Monday that the new Bills stadium will go in Orchard Park across
from the current one and cost about $1.4 …
By: Thomas O'Neil-White| February 2, 2022 A Community Benefits
Agreement, or CBA, attached to a large-scale development project is
an agreement that spells out what contributions could come back to
the community impacted by the project. In Erie County, talk of a
new football stadium for the Buffalo …
By: WBEN.com Newsroom| February 2, 2022 A local coalition known as
Partnership for the Public Good held a press conference at the
steps of the Johnnie B. Wiley Pavilion in Buffalo on Wednesday
calling for Erie County Legislators to insist on a robust community
benefits agreement as part of …