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February 2, 2022

Buffalo News: "Advocates want legally binding community benefits agreement in Bills stadium deal"

By: Sandra Tan| February 2, 2022 If a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills gets built, it's all but a foregone conclusion that the team and its owners will benefit financially. But a group of community leaders are continuing the drum beat to ensure benefits don't just flow in one direction. Members of …

February 2, 2022

WKBW: "Coalition calls on Bills, state and county to promise benefits to community in stadium deal"

Ashley Rowe|February 2, 2022 While the Buffalo Bills, Erie County, and New York State are hashing out details for a new stadium, community members are working to make sure they're included in the plans. A coalition of groups that include the Partnership for Public Good and Buffalo Transit Riders …

February 2, 2022

Spectrum News: "Advocates want community benefit agreement included in new Bills stadium contract"

By: Brianne Roesser| February 2, 2022 A group of people in Buffalo are calling on lawmakers to include a community benefit agreement in the contract for the new Bills stadium. The new stadium will be funded by more than $1 billion in taxpayer money. Advocates with Voice Buffalo and the Partnership …

January 28, 2022

Investigative Post: "CBA proponents here seeking first win"

By: Geoff Kelly| January 28, 2022 Proponents failed in two previous attempts in WNY, although they did win some concessions. They're trying again with Bills proposed stadium. Will the third time be a charm?  

January 27, 2022

Investigative Post: "Linking community benefits to a Bills stadium"

By: Geoff Kelly| January 27, 2022 Advocates of a community benefits agreement for proposed Bills stadium want initiatives to address poverty and promote diversity and good-paying jobs.

January 25, 2022

Investigative Post: "How a stadium can benefit the community"

By: Geoff Kelly| January 25, 2022 Pro teams are increasingly agreeing to pay for community improvements, diversity initiatives and living wage jobs in exchange for subsidies for new stadiums and arenas.

January 13, 2022

Buffalo News: "11 ideas Buffalo's Partnership for Public Good is pitching to improve the city"

By: Matt Glynn | January 13, 2022 The city of Buffalo should make more-productive use of the vacant lots it owns, said Jeanette Koncikowski, executive director of Grassroots Gardens WNY. "While the city has long evaluated repurposing ideas for its 8,000-plus vacant lots, they continue to …

November 15, 2021

Letter to Governor Hochul: Adopt the Transportation and Climate Initiative in New York State

PPG and many of our partners wrote to Governor Hochul to request that she sign the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI). This would create a funding stream that could be used to improve our public transportation system, making transportation more equitable in our region.

November 9, 2021

Letter to Governor Hochul: Stop Plans for Outer Harbor Amphitheater, Create a World-Class State Park

For these reasons, we ask that you halt the implementation of the General Project Plan, especially the amphitheater, order a full environmental review, and begin the process of making the Outer Harbor a world-class state park.

July 2, 2021

WBFO: "Sean Ryan, local groups call for public hearings on proposed Outer Harbor amphitheater"

By Thomas O'Neil-White | July 2, 2021 State Senator Sean Ryan joined citizen and environmental groups Thursday calling on the Erie Canal Harbor Development Group to hold in-person public hearings on a proposed 8,000 capacity amphitheater at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.

June 24, 2021

Planning for Personal Electric Vehicles - Public Comment on the Redesign of Route 198

The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council is leading the Region Central process to reimagine the Scajaquada Corridor and redesign Route 198 (the Scajaquada Expressway). PPG Policy Fellow Dan Cadzow submitted the following public comment, highlighting the need to plan for …

March 25, 2021

WKBW: "Know your rights: Buffalo residents can negotiate their water bill payments, says Water Board Chair"

By Ashley Rowe | March 25, 2021 Buffalo residents who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are allowed to negotiate their Buffalo Water bill until June 30th, the Buffalo Water Board Chairman Oluwole McFoy tells 7 Eyewitness News. But that customer right is not explicitly written …