Inside Detroit’s Community Benefits Ordinance Meetings

It’s been a little more than a year since voters approved a new law that requires developers who want tax incentives for major projects to meet with residents before receiving approval. Last year the city conducted around 28 meetings for eight new development projects. But what exactly did those meetings look like?

The graphic below breaks down the key components in the Community Benefits Ordinance process.

Read what happened the first year of Detroit’s CBO

Image credit: Piktochart.com

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