Community Benefits Agreements and Organizing for Equitable Development

Community benefits agreements (CBAs) provide a legal framework for community coalitions to organize and negotiate with developers around job access, wages, training, community oversight and other benefits a proposed development might bring to the surrounding neighborhood or city. As binding contracts that clarify and align the expectations of developers, community coalitions, and public officials, CBAs crafted with the core principles of just and fair inclusion can be powerful tools for spurring equitable, sustainable development in cities.

Featured Speakers:

  • Julian Gross, PolicyLink
  • Jennifer Martinez, PICO Bay Area
  • Jackie Paul Sims, Peoples Alliance for Transit, Housing, and Employment