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June 27, 2019

WBFO News: "Partnership for Public Good hails agenda accomplishments, urges more progress"

"The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session. But as it updates its Community Agenda, Partnership leaders say they'll continue pushing for more progress on the ten items which make up that agenda. At the top of its …

June 25, 2019

Media Advisory: Press Conference - 2019 Community Agenda Update

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) unites 295 community groups working for a better Buffalo Niagara. Each year, PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year—their top ten priorities for policy change in our …

June 24, 2019

Aaron Bartley Speaks on Public Land and Community-Led Development

On May 20, PPG’s radio show “The Public Good” hosted guest Aaron Bartley, co-founder of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) Buffalo. Aaron is an Activist Scholar in Residence with Cornell in Buffalo and Partnership for the Public Good, working on a book about land …

June 19, 2019

New Policy Brief on Census 2020

Our new policy brief offers an overview of the 2020 Census: what it is and why it matters for Western New York. The 2020 Census is critical for determining legislative representation and the allocation of federal funding. Yet, there are challenges to getting a fair and accurate count, …

June 10, 2019

Buffalo News Editorial: "A new badge for police"

"The Buffalo Police Department is finally accredited. The achievement took some years and considerable planning, including the moving of headquarters, but everyone involved in making this happen has cause for pride. With the improvements made to earn the designation, the department should be able …

June 6, 2019

Buffalo News: "Buffalo Police gets city charter-required accreditation"

"For years, watchdog groups wanted a way to make sure the Buffalo Police Department was following best practices and training officers adequately. They got their wish on Thursday. The department learned it had gained accreditation through a New York State program that sets uniform standards for law …

May 29, 2019

Buffalo Rising: "The People’s Recap of the Scajaquada Corridor Redesign, Round One"

"Scajaquada Expressway was built in the early 1960’s amidst the protests of the people, communities and institutions it infringed upon. It is now well into the end of its “functional use life.” Proof can be seen in the ponds that form with every rain that falls on its collapsed …

May 21, 2019

Investigative Post: "The cost of suspending driver's licenses"

"A “staggering” number of motorists across the state, including Western New York, lose their driver’s license every year. The state suspends more than a half-million annually; the count in Erie County approaches 26,000. Drivers can lose their license without violating traffic …

May 2, 2019

Media Alert: Celebration Of Buffalo Board of Education’s Work Towards Good Food Purchasing

PPG is pleased to share this announcement from our partners in the Good Food Buffalo Coalition. Adopting a Good Food Purchasing Program for the Buffalo Public School is the seventh priority on this year’s Community Agenda.

April 6, 2019

Buffalo News Viewpoints: "Advisory board is needed to oversee Erie County jails"

"Last year was a deeply troubling one for Erie County’s jail system. Thirty-three-year-old Michael Girard died after hanging himself from his cell’s bars. The 2016 death of 27-year-old India Cummings was ruled a homicide due to medical neglect by the New York State Commission of …

March 12, 2019

Buffalo News: "Study finds unions boost area workers' wages"

"A new labor-backed study says unions are effective at boosting wages for all workers in the region, but cautions that a changing economy is altering the outlook for the region's jobs and what they pay. The Partnership for the Public Good's study notes a shift from traditionally unionized …

March 2, 2019

Buffalo News: "Coalition wants to soften tax hikes so residents can 'stay in their homes'"

"Buffalo’s booming real estate market has been more than generous to many city-dwellers selling their homes over the past few years, with some receiving more than twice the amount of money they paid just a few years ago. Their good fortune is likely to translate into a cost to longtime …