Anti-Community Benefits Bill UPDATE: House Session ends without vote on HB5977
HB 5977, the Anti-Community Benefits Bill UPDATE
Yesterday, the House ended their last session of the year without voting on HB 5977. Equitable Detroit Coalition partners and Detroit People’s Platform members, who have been active in the struggle for a CBA Ordinance in Detroit, engaged strategically to help stop the bill from moving forward. By visiting Lansing to speak to lawmakers, working closely with with elected officials in both Detroit and Lansing, reaching out to statewide allies, contacting legislators and the governor’s office we were able to overcome this unexpected attack by exposing HB 5977 as the egregious assault on home rule that it was.
Thank you all for the hard work in responding to this attack. The many calls to the legislators, the governor, and to allies, friends, and family members made a difference!
NEW at the Equitable Detroit Coalition page: Common Sense for Detroit: Why the Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance Will Spur Inclusive Development by Professor john powell and Julie Nelson from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
“Economic growth and equity and inclusion can go hand in hand. With Detroit’s proposed Community Benefits Agreement ordinance, the city has the chance to join the ranks of other municipalities that have embraced this effective tool to improve the well-being of both its businesses and residents. Large developments inevitably affect their communities. It’s simply common sense to ensure that those effects are positive.” read the full post