These guidelines make the development process more predictable by clarifying the Community`s expectations for all stakeholders and reducing the need to articulate community benefits on a project-by-project basis. For more information, see the Community Benefits Law Center. Proponents of the CBA argue that the community benefits approach improves the development process for the community, developers, and local officials by creating an overall win-win scenario.  Some of the principles and goals that CBA supporters want to promote are: Community benefits Coalitions are long-term, broad groups with deep roots in the community. Coalitions typically represent a wide range of interest groups, such as residents of all incomes, people of all colours, representatives of working, environmental and creed groups, and supporters of affordable housing. A CBA requires a lot of time and resources to tackle only one particular development. As mentioned above, the Kingsbridge CBA lasted 17 years, countless hours of community organizing, and hundreds of hours of counsel. Given the time it takes to negotiate a CBA, BACs are unlikely to solve any land use problems, but their survey can provide useful data. For example, in a survey of 225 CBA participants, respondents felt that “increasing public participation in development results” was the best way to improve the development process.
 Perhaps participation in a CBA negotiation process increases public interest in participating in development processes and other topics that concern their neighbours in general. . . .