Play Fair at Farmer’s Field Scores a Big Win

14 Nov

The “Play Fair at Farmer’s Field” Coalition, comprised of the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), Physicians for Social Responsibility, Legal Aid Los Angeles and others, scored a major win this month. The Coalition announced that it had agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment companies. You can read the details of the settlement here, but among the notable gains: $15 million for a Housing Trust Fund to preserve and create extremely low-income housing in the surrounding communities, $1.9 million for additional air quality and bus rider improvements, a City living wage requirement for all on-site jobs, a 40% of all local hires in permanent jobs will be for “disadvantaged workers,” and other assorted community benefits. The measures are aimed at protecting low-income communities that will undoubtedly be affected by the construction of Farmer’s Field.

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