“Much of the discussion of how the arena and its accompanying development should help the distressed neighborhoods surrounding it has taken place behind the scenes among city officials, CACLV leadership and arena zone developers.”
“Our mission is to develop, enact, and oversee the successful application of legally mandated and binding community benefits in conjunction with the Neighborhood Improvement Zone development projects and future development in Allentown for the individuals, families, businesses, organizations and neighborhoods forming the communities within and around the development projects. Through the creation and application of a covenant which includes community benefits agreements, standards, and/or policies, the Allentown Community Benefits Coalition will work to ensure that in publicly subsidized development projects in Allentown the issues of racial and economic inequity, unemployment, homelessness and poverty will be addressed in meaningful and measurable ways, creating long-term systemic improvements that benefit Allentown and the Lehigh Valley region.”
UPDATE: Dec 21, 2012.
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