COUNTY SUPERVISORS VOTE TO CREATE OPTIONS FOR BOTH MANDATORY & VOLUNTARY CBAs
Chair Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday took it’s next action to develop a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) model for San Diego County, specifically calling for the County staff to create options for both a mandatory and voluntary CBA to be considered by the Supervisors at an upcoming meeting.
After today’s vote, Chair Fletcher said, “We want to be able to ensure neighborhoods and residents remain whole once a new large-scale project is proposed and built in their community. It is important that the needs of the community are considered as part of a CBA. I look forward to reviewing what our staff comes up with and determining the best course of action once it's complete.”
Large-scale developments such as renewable energy projects, warehouses, hospitals, business parks, housing, and other types of projects can have a significant impact on surrounding communities. CBAs can offset some of the impacts to neighborhoods and their residents. Jurisdictions with CBAs offer benefits such as parks and recreation opportunities, community facilities, local hiring, prevailing wages and other opportunities to reduce the social, environmental, and economic impact of large-scale projects.