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February 19, 2019

Buffalo Law Journal: "Partnership for the Public Good outlines top issues for 2019"

Partnership for the Public Good recently released its annual agenda of issues it will advocate for reform this year, with expansion of voting rights and alternatives to arrest leading the way.  

February 15, 2019

Spectrum News: "Buffalo To Stop Enforcement of Most Marijuana Offenses"

"It's not making our community safer, it's an extra strain of the resources of the police and of the corrections department, and what we should really be focusing on is building healthier and safer communities," O'Suilleabhain said. O'Suilleabhain published a report on marijuana arrests …

February 15, 2019

Bankrate: "How to overcome ‘fear of the fee’ with alternatives to traditional banks"

Partnership for the Public Good, a think tank in Buffalo, New York, released research last year on that city’s unbanked population, which is currently ranked in the top 10 most unbanked cities in the nation. The findings illustrate the possible consequences of not using traditional banks.

February 13, 2019

Community Agenda Update: Winning Voting Rights and Working Toward a Complete Census Count

PPG and partners met to discuss and strategize around two topics from the 2019 Community Agenda: protecting and expanding voting rights and forming a Complete Count Committee for Buffalo-Niagara representation in Census 2020.

February 7, 2019

Buffalo News: "Erie County leaders draw closer to their first raise in 22 years"

Elected officials should not have to pay an undue price for their public service, said Andrea Súilleabháin, executive director of Partnership for the Public Good, a community-based think tank."A higher salary will encourage more and better candidates to run for office," she …

February 1, 2019

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop Request for Proposals, 2/8

The 10th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Friday, April 5th from 8:30am-12pm at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square. Hosted by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Partnership for the Public Good, and Buffalo Commons, the event is …

February 1, 2019

Submit Workshop Proposal for Tomorrow's Leaders Conference

Over the course of two days, you will participate in youth-led community interactions and workshops that will help teens and adults increase their impact in their communities. To learn more and submit a proposal for a workshop, please follow this link: …

January 23, 2019

PPG is hiring: Apply for our Program Coordinator position

Partnership for Public Good (PPG) is seeking a program coordinator. PPG is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo-Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement. PPG works in close collaboration with …

January 14, 2019

Community Groups to Unveil their Policy Agenda for 2019

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) unites 284 community groups working for a better Buffalo – ranging from large social service agencies like the YWCA to neighborhood groups like the Masten Block Club Coalition, and from arts organizations like El Museo to environmental advocates like …

December 26, 2018

Buffalo News: "Letter: State should address development tax break"

The Buffalo News published a letter by PPG policy analyst Sarah Wooton, calling on New York State to eliminate the 485-a exemption or change it to help small-time property owners to improve their properties, rather than doling out public money to wealthy developers for dubious projects.

December 20, 2018

New PPG Handbook on Land Use and Zoning Law

Partnership for the Public Good just released Land Use and Zoning Law: a Citizen's Guide. This handbook was written by Arthur Giacalone, an attorney with many years’ experience in land use law. It is a basic overview to help the public understand the zoning and land use development …

December 5, 2018

Cornell Chronicle: “Cornell, community partners help drive Buffalo’s revival”

“Buffalo at the time was a powerhouse of transportation and industry and culture. … There have been many transformative periods when ILR didn’t just react, but helped create progressive change in the economy,” said PPG board chair Lou Jean Fleron, an ILR extension faculty …