Where’s the Community in the Community Benefits Agreement?

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“I think it’s questionable to even call the Atlantic Yards agreement a “Community Benefits Agreement.”  Because if you think that one of the definite defining points is that there is a coalition of community and labor, I don’t think they have that.  They made a beeline to the developer…where was the community in that community benefit agreement?  There are…all of the surrounding neighborhoods have community-based organizations that were never consulted.”  – Urban Planner

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