On October 10, 2013, NFG hosted the most recent installment in the National Dialogue series. Speakers and participants discussed community benefit agreements (CBA's) as a tool used towards building vibrant neighborhoods and cities. Speakers from Seattle, Denver, and Los Angeles, discussed the key components of CBA campaign wins and the crucial implementation and enforcement work ahead to ensure lasting citywide and regional infrastructure that cultivates economies of opportunity for local residents. These CBA campaigns engaged local residents, elected officials, affordable housing organizations, and labor organizations alike, building community power across social movements. Wins include the creation of new affordable housing, inclusionary zoning, creation and access to good jobs, and the kind of transit-oriented development that ensures access to these benefits, as well as the new developments, for residents.
Many webinar participants had questions that we were unable to address due to time limitations. To continue the conversation, we have launched this online conversation, and some of the webinar questions are listed below (click Read More to view). We asked our speakers to kick of the discussion by addressing these questions in the discussion area of this page, below. Please add your thoughts and additional questions as well!