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September 29, 2017

"Contractor to pay workers restitution for violating wage ordinance" - Policy Win in the Buffalo News

"Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's office began an investigation after the Buffalo Living Wage Commission determined in July 2016 that Allied was not in compliance with the city ordinance that requires contractors to pay a living wage to specific groups of employees, including in waste …

September 27, 2017

Police release some data in response to complaints about checkpoints

For Pridgen, the problem is when checkpoints are used unfairly. He said he would like to see the city adopt an idea submitted by the Partnership for the Public Good to use "fix-it tickets" that don't impose a penalty if the problem is rectified, instead of tickets that come with automatic fines.

September 27, 2017

Read Our New Policy Brief: "Better Policing for the City of Buffalo"

Our latest policy brief, "Better Policing for the City of Buffalo: Toward Community, Transparency, and Justice," recommends that the Buffalo Police Department expand its community policing efforts through culture change and incentives, a diversified police force, increased training, improved …

September 26, 2017

Police Oversight Committee hears calls for officer arrests, end of Strike Force and more

During the meeting, the group Partnership for the Public Good briefly presented its proposal for police reforms. They include regular performance reviews, required hours participating in community policing, more recruitment from diverse communities and additional de-escalation training.

September 22, 2017

Reclaiming Our Ancestors II: UB conference to focus on racial justice and public history

Winter says Buffalo is already a point of national interest with grassroots efforts and coalition-building symbolized by organizations like PUSH Buffalo and its work to create sustainable and affordable housing, and the city’s Partnership for the Public Good, which is building relationships …

September 21, 2017

PPG Turns 10: "Beauty & Democracy" at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is October 5th!

Join us in celebrating the Partnership for the Public Good's tenth anniversary! Standing on a decade of meaningful partnerships, we're coming together to ask, "How can democracy be more beautiful?" and "How can beauty be more democratic?" This evening of performance will reflect on these …

August 22, 2017

BCAT students present documentary on Buffalo civic leaders

Local officials interviewed for the project include Mayor Byron W. Brown, Rep. Brian Higgins, New York State Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, Sarah Wooten from Partnership for the Public Good and Samantha Nephew of Citizen Action of New York.

August 18, 2017

David Robinson: To grow jobs, Buffalo needs to be cool

“You have the nationwide phenomenon of people starting to like cities again,” said Sam Magavern, the executive director of the Partnership for the Public Good. For the Buffalo Niagara region to grow faster, it will have to get people in other parts of the country to start liking it, too.

August 9, 2017

Community Police Officers Hold Meetings

Do you know your Community Police Officers? Each district in Buffalo has two officers whose job it is to get to know the community, and every month they hold public meetings where you can voice your concern, ideas, or just get to know them! Hope to see you there!

August 9, 2017

WNYCAIC Seeking Part-time Staff

The Buffalo/WNY chapter of the NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (http://nycaic.org) is seeking a part-time staff person for Sep 2017 – May 2018. Funding is assured, for this period, for one position of approximately 12 hours per week.

July 31, 2017

Susan Attridge on The Public Good

Wondering what's going on with recycling in the city of Buffalo? The Public Good radio show on WUFO MIX goes LIVE on PPG's Facebook page tomorrow at 1PM. Listen in to our conversation with Susan Attridge, Director of Recycling at City of Buffalo Department of Public Works!  …

July 23, 2017

Buffalo teacher travels to Nepali refugee camp to connect with her students

New York State has more than 5,700 resettled refugees from Bhutan like Prakriti, according to the Partnership for the Public Good report. Nepali is the seventh most common language spoken among English Language Learner students in Buffalo's public schools, according to the district.