Step 1: Build the Coalition
Step 1 is to Build the Coalition. Building a coalition is an ongoing effort. Ideally, coalition building starts long before engaging a developer in response to project plans and it extends beyond signing a CBA. However, some coalitions can grow organically in response to a specific development. Either way, it is highly recommended that coalitions be broad, representing a variety of community interests. It is important that agendas are negotiated within the coalition so that the developer and city are not forced to deal with various groups, which can weaken the advantage of negotiating with a coalition.
Build the Coalition