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January 26, 2024

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of January 22, 2024

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. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work and how you can get involved, check …

January 19, 2024

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of January 15, 2024

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

January 12, 2024

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of January 8, 2024

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

January 12, 2024

PPG & Community Groups Roll Out Policy Change Agenda for 2024

On the morning of Friday, January 12th, 2024, Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) and community advocates convened to unveil the 2024 PPG Community Agenda at Frank E. Merriweather Library. The program began by acknowledging the historical legacy of the ancestral community who sought to make a …

January 10, 2024

PPG's Comments on Local Law to Authorize Affordable Housing as an Erie County Purpose

On January 10, 2024, the Erie County Legislature held a public hearing on the proposed local law to authorize the creation and maintenance of affordable housing as an Erie County purpose. PPG Community Researcher, Caitlin Love Crowell, shared the following remarks during the hearing.

January 5, 2024

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of January 1, 2024

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. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work and how you can get involved, check …

December 29, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of December 25, 2023

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. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work and how you can get involved, check …

December 22, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of December 18, 2023

by 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 and how you can …

December 21, 2023

Immigrant & Refugee Advocates and Elected Officials Celebrate the Passage of the Erie County Language Access Act

Today, Partnership for The Public Good, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), Language Access Working Group, elected officials and community members held a press conference celebrating the passage of the Erie County Language Access Act.

December 15, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of December 11, 2023

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. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work and how you can get involved, check …

December 14, 2023

Buffalo News: "Rod Watson: Summit makes people power more than just a slogan"

On December 13, 2023, the below article in The Buffalo News covered a public workshop on Buffalo Common Council procedures - such as how to file an item (an issue or concern) with the Council, how to speak to your item in a committee meeting, and more. This workshop was offered …

December 14, 2023

Letter to Erie County Legislature: Remarks Regarding the Proposed Erie County Jail

Colleen Kristich is the Senior Community Researcher at Partnership for the Public Good, and a member of the No New Jails Roundtable, along with ten other local organizations.