Community Benefits Agreements

Chicago Mayor’s Proposed Tax-Free Zones No Policy Panacea

As early voting begins in the Chicago mayoral runoff election, incumbent Rahm Emanuel has

$2.6 Billion Spent on Cleaning Up DC Rivers Must Address Local Job Creation

SinkorSwim_WebBoxOver the next decade, DC Water will use a regressive Impervious Area Charge (IAC) to fund $2.6 billion in needed water infrastructure investments.

ED Officials Agree with Us!

A stunning survey issued today by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) proves that state and local economic development officials overwhelmingly agree with most accountability activists.

That is, hundreds of people who deal with site location consultants, tax-dodging lawyers, and footloose companies every day think there need to be some serious rule changes.

Living Wage Bill passes in the Big Apple

[caption id="attachment_2633" align="alignleft" width="150"]photo by Good Jobs New York James Parrott of the Fiscal Policy Institute at a press confere

Bass Pro Exposé: Reeling in Subsidies

The Public Accountability Initiative in Buffalo has just released an excellent national investigation of big-box retailer Bass Pro.

Led by Community Groups, Newly Elected Officials Put Accountable Development in NYC on Front Burner

The rotten political culture in New York has forced ordinary New Yorkers to become increasingly savvy at making their voices heard, particularly when it comes to big development projects. And it’s making a difference.

In the Bronx, could a loss lead to a win?

No, it’s not baseball, it’s NYC’s land use process. This week, the New York City Department of City Planning voted 8 to 4 in favor of a plan to develop the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx into a mall, even though the deal lacks a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). So why are

Standing Strong at the Kingsbridge Armory

esnuestroIn a move rarely seen in The Bronx lately, an elected official is standing up for the creation

Making Development Work for Local Residents

Community benefits agreements are changing the power dynamics of local economic development in many parts of the country.