Press Releases: 2010

Alliance to Deliver Over 1,000 Postcards Signed by Residents to Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

  Postcards show overwhelming support for Community Benefits Agreement Buffalo, NY — A delegation from the Canal Side Community Alliance, made up of 47 organizations representing organized labor, faith based organizations, service providers, and community organizations, will deliver over 1,000 …

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Canal Side Community Alliance

  Buffalo, NY– Community leaders from the Canal Side Community Alliance, community groups, and elected officials gathered today near the old Aud. site to publicly call upon the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation …

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COMMUNITY LEADERS CALL ON HARBOR CORPORATION TO EXTEND PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE

  Canal Side Community Alliance and Common Council members urge ECHDC to work with community groups to ensure waterfront development benefits Buffalo and WNY Buffalo, NY– Community leaders from the Canal Side Community Alliance, community groups, and elected officials gathered …

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Canal Side Community Alliance responds to Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation statement on Bass Pro

  Buffalo, NY –On Monday, the 40-member Canal Side Community Alliance joined with educational leaders and developers to announce a series of community forums designed to share information with citizens and elected leaders alike on important issues facing Buffalo’s waterfront. …

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In light of Bass Pro collapse, community groups announce a collaborative effort to envision sound principles for waterfront development

Message to the ESCD and ECHDC: Spend the public’s money wisely, we need real economic development and authentic community input into waterfront plans Buffalo, NY – Plaintiffs in Goldman v. Bass Pro lawsuit today joined with the Canal Side Community …

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Growing Concern Over Canal Side Development Project Prompts Common Council to Hold Public Hearing

  Taxpayers and community groups call for standards to protect the public’s investment Buffalo, NY — The Common Council held a public hearing to discuss growing concerns of taxpayers and community groups regarding the Canal Side project. Following appeals from …

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Taxpayers Say Enough is Enough

  Economic Crisis Heightens Need for Reform of Broken Economic Development Programs Buffalo, NY– A life-sized ATM machine representing taxpayers was featured in a skit to illustrate how New York State’s economic development programs waste public money and fail to …

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National Development Expert Declares Support for Canal Side Community Alliance

Greg LeRoy Calls on Harbor Corporation to Negotiate a Community Benefit Agreement Buffalo, NY – Greg LeRoy, a nationally noted author and expert on economic development incentives, stood with Canal Side Community Alliance members today to support their call for …

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Community Groups Rally at City Hall to Call for Community Benefits Agreement for Canal Side

  Common Council Unanimously Approves Resolution Calling for Community Benefits Agreement for Canal Side Buffalo, NY — A coalition of faith, labor, and community groups expressed their support for a Common Council resolution calling for a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) …

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Common Council Votes on Resolution on a Community Benefits Agreement for the Canal Side Development Project

Community Groups Voice Their Support for Resolution and Community Benefits Agreement Buffalo, NY — A coalition of faith, labor, and community groups expressed their support for a Common Council resolution calling for a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) for the Canal …

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