"People who live in high poverty ZIP codes – urban, suburban or
rural – face many disadvantages. Some employers screen by ZIP
codes, while others fall prey to racial prejudices. Areas of
concentrated poverty often lack the social networks and connections
that lead to quality jobs. First …
On Saturday, October 7th, the Erie County Bring Your Own Bag
Coalition is working with the Erie County Department of Environment
and Planning to get the word out about reducing plastic bag
pollution at the Annual WNY Earth Science Day at Penn Dixie Fossil
Park and Nature Preserve in Blasdell. We …
Our weekly radio show has a new time! Listen to our conversations with partners, community leaders, and policymakers on Tuesdays at 7pm on Power 96.5 and Mix 1080. Video of each show is also on our Facebook page.
"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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
“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.