Elected officials and government authorities often play an active role in the CBA negotiations. In California and other countries where development agreements have been approved, government officials may be official signatories to the CBA. In other cases, government officials can play a more informal role in facilitating negotiations with KBA and fostering cooperation.  In response to these problems, the CBA model was created in the late 1990s as a means for communities most affected by economic development projects to participate in the planning process and ensure that existing communities have development benefits.  For developers, negotiations with community representatives can be an attractive way to get community support and advance their projects. Participation in CBA negotiations can eliminate surprises in the development approval process and allow developers to work with a unified coalition rather than having to involve community organizations one after the other.  The parties may negotiate these provisions before the start of employment. This allows the employment relationship to continue without any of the parties having to deal with issues at a later date. An agreement promotes cooperation.
The reason is that the terms of the agreement are binding and cannot be revoked or unilaterally amended. A collective utility policy is any policy adopted by a local government that requires community benefits for projects carried out by the government or by a private developer. Common examples are livelihoods, local attitudes and affordable housing for subsidized development. Companies that do well with suppliers can benefit from additional discounts. Most external service companies rely heavily on recurring jobs. Service agreements are an important part of this system. Without them, recurring orders would require more time and effort from both the company and the customer. The adoption of unused systems, telephones, machinery and other equipment, which are no longer used on outdated contracts and warranties, and the provision of systems active in contracts, allow companies to realize immediate savings on monthly and annual costs, as well as service charges and productivity losses associated with “unused” equipment. To prepare for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has awarded a contract to the Millennium Development Corporation to build its 56,000-square-metre athlete village on southeast False Creek. This development included a CBA to create 100 jobs for local and downtown residents and raise $15 million targeted for downtown goods and services.