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    Community Benefits Agreement

    Here in Milwaukee we are redeveloping a section of land that used to hold a freeway. There are several groups within the city that want to see a community benefits agreement for the land sold, ensuring minority representation in the firms granted contracts, low income housing, etc. I believe the Staples Center in LA had the same kind of agreement. Just wondering what peoples opinions are on this subject? I have posted the links to a few articles below.






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    May 2003
    This area of town does not need "affordable" housing. There is a public housing project literally three blocks away. What the downtown needs is to continue its development without extra costs associated with a "community benefits" agreement. There is enough affordable housing in Milwaukee. Go to some of the outlying suburbs, where there is a shortage of lower income workers, they need it more than Milwaukee. When Milwaukee has an affordable housing crisis or even if it is looming I might support this but not yet.

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