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Fair Development Principles
UNIVERSALITY: Zero Waste shall increase all city residents’ ability to access the resources required to
meet their fundamental needs including good jobs, clean air, healthy communities, and work with
dignity. It shall address these needs in a coordinated way. No single Zero Waste goal shall be pursued
to the detriment of other fundamental needs.
EQUITY: Zero Waste policies must reallocate resources to communities that have been disinvested
and used as dumping grounds. Zero Waste policies and programs will address race, class, economic,
and health disparities.
PARTICIPATION: Zero Waste policy decisions, including the provision of public contracts, subsidies,
and tax revenue, must reflect the input and interests of the constituents. The City must create
processes that gather meaningful input from residents and relevant stakeholders at all phases
throughout planning, formation, implementation, and monitoring.
TRANSPARENCY: Zero Waste developments and policies and must be discussed, decided,
implemented, and monitored in an open, accessible manner that maximizes examination and review by
city residents. Performance reports and program evaluations should be made public and available
ACCOUNTABILITY: Public agencies implementing Zero Waste must facilitate developments and
programs that are universal, equitable, participatory, and transparent, and shall be held responsible for
breach of that duty by an effective means of redress and remedy.
Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste