San Diego’s Plans For Economic Development Incorporate Community Benefit Agreements

The city of San Diego (CA) runs its own non-profit agency (Civic San Diego) that facilitates deals with developers for specific low income neighborhoods.

Check out this in-depth article from a local alternative newspaper urging the agency to go beyond just planning for the physical buildings in the neighborhoods and starting its plans by assessing the most acute needs of the community’s residents.

The non-profit has also created an online site to allow residents to “to share their interests, collaborate to evolve ideas, and identify and prioritize shared values for their neighborhoods.” The idea is to create consensus on desired community benefits.


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