By adamg on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 8:24am
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the JP Neighborhood Council has formed a five-member bargaining committee to try to wrangle a "community benefits agreement" out of Whole Foods. The move comes after council members talked to local groups and politicians about the impending store - but not Chang-Diaz, who refused to talk to them. You may recall it was Chang-Diaz who first proposed Whole Foods help start an affordable-housing fund or stay out of JP.
At a meeting last month, the council noted that Stop & Shop signed one of these agreements as a condition of moving onto city-owned land off Centre Street. Whole Foods has a lease to move into the vacant Hi-Lo property.