Los Angeles for a New Economy

LAANE addresses issues affecting the working poor. It was one of the first groups to develop the concept of community benefit agreements, wherein developers receiving public subsidies make corresponding commitments to provide quality jobs and other community benefits. In 2004, LAANE helped pass the groundbreaking Los Angeles Superstore Ordinance, giving communities more control over the construction of big-box stores. That same year, LAANE negotiated a community benefits agreement that commits the Airport Authority to complete $500 million of community benefits projects in connection with its planned airport expansion. For details: www.laane.org/lax-community-benefits-agreement.

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