Community Benefit Agreements

DEVELOPERS AND CITY OFFICIALS NEED TO KNOW about a new vehicle for community involvement in the land use planning process for major public-private developments.

What Is a Community Benefit Agreement?
A Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) is a legally enforceable contract
negotiated and executed directly between the developer and a community coalition of neighborhood associations, faith-based organizations, unions, environmental groups, and others representing the interests of people who will be impacted by proposed new developments. The community obtains important benefits, and in return, developers receive crucial public support for the project through the community coalition’s testimony before land use planning and economic development agencies, city councils, and bond financing entities. Please click here to read the rest of the article about Community Benefit Agreements. Article by David Marcello

Please click here for a handbook about Community Benefit Agreements

Please click here for an example of an actual Community Benefit Agreement

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