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Bill Hickey, CBA Detroit Free Press

“True democracy means that residents can shape or lessen the impacts of publicly funded private developments the use large sums of public funding.

Public giveaways without accountability have been detrimental to the city and the region. It’s time to support our city’s residents and communities who seek a fair exchange of community benefits for community investment. It’s time for the City of Detroit to bring democracy to development with a community benefits ordinance.” http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/raw-data/2015/10/31/why-community-benefits-ordinance-would-help-detroit/74882136/