SEP 15, 2023
Ald. Desmon Yancy (5) speaks during a news conference before his introduction of an ordinance to codify a community benefits agreement for South Shore residents affected by the Obama Presidential Center. [Michael McDevitt/The Daily Line]
A coalition pushing for the creation of a community benefits agreement (CBA) to mitigate and prevent displacement for South Shore residents affected by the construction of the Obama Presidential Center rallied outside City Hall Thursday morning ahead of the regular City Council meeting, during which an ordinance that would enact their demands was introduced.
Ald. Desmon Yancy (5), who introduced the ordinance, said during the news conference his family has lived in South Shore on and off since the 1970s and “I was really honored to be able to stand here in support of an ordinance that helps preserve housing for people in South Shore.”
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