Site-specific community benefits agreements (CBAs) ensure that development projects create opportunities for local residents and workers, and other community benefits policies can set the stage for lifting thousands of people out of poverty. In Orange County, broad-based community coalitions are pursuing CBAs and other community benefits policies in Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle and Santa Ana’s Station District.
OCCORD’s Accountable Development Program promotes community-driven policies designed to extend the benefits of economic development to working families throughout our region. We advocate for community benefits agreements covering economic development projects that receive direct public investment and for community development standards covering projects that benefit from indirect government incentives.
To encourage full participation in the democratic process, OCCORD's Immigrant and Workplace Rights Program empowers low-wage workers and residents of Orange County through citizenship assistance, voter registration, and leadership development.
OCCLI is a new leadership development project with goals to build grassroots leadership capabilities across Orange County. Collaborating to create interactive and instructive classes, the sessions will allow participants to meet and learn from other leaders across the county. In addition to OCCORD, the partners in this collaborative effort are the Kennedy Commission, Latino Health Access, and Orange County Congregation Community Organization.