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January 18, 2021

New Report Finds Poor Implementation of Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 Order to Release People Accused of Technical Parole Violations from County Jails

In a press conference on Tuesday, January 19, at 10am, Partnership for the Public Good released a new policy brief, “Poor Implementation Puts Health at Risk: An Evaluation of the New York Release Program for People Incarcerated on Charges of Technical Parole Violations during the COVID-19 …

January 14, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of January 11, 2021

By Orlando Dickson 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.

January 14, 2021

Community Groups Announce their Collective Policy Agenda for 2021

“Once again this year, I believe the Community Agenda created by our partners calls on us to address some of the most serious challenges we face in our region,” said Partnership for the Public Good Executive Director Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, as the group unveiled its …

January 13, 2021

Buffalo News: "Letter: Let’s turn Outer Harbor into an Olmstedian park"

By Sam Magavern | January 13, 2021 The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has released a draft plan for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. In many ways, the plan treats the Outer Harbor like a park. It would be much stronger, though, if it included actually making it a park. An economic …

January 7, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of January 4, 2021

By Orlando Dickson 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.

January 6, 2021

PPG's Comments on the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation General Project Plan

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation is accepting comments on the General Project Plan (GPP) for the Outer Harbor until Friday, January 8, 2021. To submit comments, email Landgprojectcomments@esd.ny.gov. Read on for Partnership for the Public Good's comments and recommendations on the …

December 21, 2020

Buffalo News: "Advocates call for end of Buffalo police traffic enforcement as unit disbands"

By Maki Becker | December 17, 2020 Following news this week that the Buffalo Police Department is disbanding its traffic division, a local coalition of advocates for defunding the police are calling for the city to stop police enforcement of traffic altogether. Instead, the Fair Fines + …

December 18, 2020

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of December 14, 2020

By Orlando Dickson 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.

December 10, 2020

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of December 7, 2020

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.

December 8, 2020

WKBW: "A renewed push to repeal Buffalo's open container alcohol ban"

By Madison Carter | December 8, 2020 BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — “The arrest disparities are problematic. And arrest disparities have been problematic in Buffalo.” Tanvier Peart is the Just Recovery Coordinator/Buffalo LEAD Working Group Coordinator at the Partnership for Public …

December 4, 2020

WCNY: "Solitary confinement reform legislation would save NY money, report says"

By Tim Williams | December 4, 2020 As the state faces a large budget gap, criminal justice advocates are calling for the state to implement changes to solitary confinement, arguing it could save the state money. Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Executive Director of Partnership for the …

December 4, 2020

Buffalo News: "The Editorial Board: Close the Alden jail"

News Editorial Board | Dec 4, 2020 The Partnership for the Public Good recently issued the report, “Shrinking Jails, Rising Costs: Erie County’s Wasteful Jail Budget.” Its principal author, Colleen Kristich, believes it is time for the county to make the switch to one …