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October 6, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of October 2, 2023

By Caitlin Love Crowell 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. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work and how you can get involved, …

September 29, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of September 25, 2023

by Megan Battista, Regine Ndanga, and Caitlin Crowell 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. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work …

September 22, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of September 18, 2023

by Caitlin Love Crowell 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. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work and how you can get …

September 15, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of September 11, 2023

by Caitlin Love Crowell and Regine Ndanga 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. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work …

July 27, 2023

Letter to Common Council: Legal Concerns with American Rescue Plan Procurement Process and Budget Modification

The Mayor's administration is requesting that the Buffalo Common Council approve a transfer of $60 million of American Rescue Plan funds from community-focused initiatives to fill city budget gaps instead. PPG and partners sent a letter to Buffalo Common Council on July 27, 2023 outlining legal …

July 26, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of July 24, 2023

By Hannah Gabelnick 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.

July 25, 2023

Spectrum News: "City of Buffalo accused of misusing American Rescue Plan funds"

Spectrum News Staff | July 25, 2023 The city of Buffalo is being accused of misusing American Rescue Plan funds by a local public advocacy group. The Partnership for the Public Good sent a complaint to the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of the Inspector General on Monday asking for an …

July 24, 2023

WGRZ: "Organizations file complaint over City of Buffalo's handling of American Rescue Plan funds"

Sara Dingmann | July 24, 2023 Local organizations gathered on Monday to announce the filing of a complaint against the City of Buffalo's handling of American Rescue Plan funding. The Partnership for the Public Good held a press conference to ask the Common Council to table a vote on allocating $60 …

July 24, 2023

Buffalo News: "Local groups object to city's plans for federal relief money"

Grant Ashley | July 24, 2023 If Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown has his way, $60 million of federal Covid-19 relief funding originally intended for public benefit projects will fill budget shortfalls and go to small businesses across the city. But the dozens of local nonprofit and community …

July 24, 2023

PPG and Partners File Complaint to the US Treasury Department Inspector General on the City of Buffalo’s American Rescue Plan Funding Process and Allocations

This morning, Partnership for the Public Good and several of our partners submitted a complaint to the Department of the Treasury Inspector General, and copied Congressman Brian Higgins and Senator Chuck Schumer, asking for an investigation into the allocation of City of Buffalo American Rescue …

July 14, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of July 10, 2023

Written by Hannah Gabelnick, edited by Caitlin Crowell 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.

July 7, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of July 3, 2023

Written by Hannah Gabelnick, Megan Battista, and Regine Ndanga, edited by Caitlin Crowell 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.