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Community Benefits Agreements: Time for Reform?
Monday, May 17, 2010 6 PM - 8 PM

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Community Benefit Agreements between developers, elected officials and community groups have grown in prominence with agreements on profile projects like Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, Columbia University and Harlem Park in Manhattan, Yankee Stadium and Gateway Center in the Bronx, and the Mets’ Stadium in Queens. As private agreements, however, these deals pose a number of procedural, ethical, and enforcement issues.

KENNETH K. FISHER, Cozen O'Connor; Chair, Committee on Land Use Planning and Zoning

VICKI BEEN, Boxer Family Professor of Law and Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University School of Law
JULIAN GROSS, Director of the Community Benefits Law Center, a project of the Partnership for Working Families
WAYNE G. HAWLEY, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, NYC Conflicts of Interest Board
AL RODRIGUEZ, General Counsel, Bronx Borough President ETHEL SHEFFER, Past President, American Planning Association, NY Metro Chapter

Sponsored by:
Committee on Land Use, Planning & Zoning, Kenneth Fisher, Chair

Members of the Association and their guests are welcome.