Community organization and coalitions are at the heart of the community utility strategy.    Organizing and maintaining a coalition, facilitating compromises and developing a common agenda are essential for the creation of a successful CBA. Coalitions can include a large number of community groups, such as neighbourhood groups. B, environmental organizations, good governance organizations, unions and faith-based organizations.  Coalitions are generally not incorporated, but member groups can enter into an enterprise agreement to regularize their relationship within the coalition. The Tulane Law School Public Law Centre has created a model of the CBA Coalition Operating Agreement.  Since a CBA is a legally binding contract, it can only be enforced by the parties who signed it. CBAs included in development agreements can be implemented by government and community groups.  To date, there is no case law on the validity and applicability of CBAs.
The 1993 contract, similar to Donald Trump`s CBA, for the New York City Riverside South project was the subject of an expert opinion by the 2008 New York Appellate Division, but the court found that the terms of the contract had expired.  The „CBAs“ of some recent projects have not been accepted as legitimate CBAs by community supporters. For example, the „CBA“ for the new Yankee Stadium was not considered a „real“ CBA because it was negotiated by elected officials and not by community groups.  The agreement contained significant community benefits, such as $28,000,000 in grants and free tickets to local organizations.  However, the KBA has not been implemented smoothly. In 2009, the former Community Fund manager sued the Yankees charity, claiming that the fund had been mismanaged.  The Maine CBA wind turbine is a little different from the CBA examples above. This was not a direct contract between a community coalition and a real estate developer; instead, it is agreed between the developer and the district government. Although this CBA is different from the examples of Kingsbridge National Ice Center and Somerville, it shows an alternative legal mechanism for sharing economic benefits in rural areas. In this rural area of Maine, where the population is smaller, elected officials are directly responsible for how they spend contributions on wind turbines. Supporters of CBA argue that the community benefits approach improves the development process for the community, developers and local officials by creating a win-win overall scenario.
 Some of the principles and objectives that CBA supporters want to promote are: The CBA is a legally binding product of negotiations between the developer and community members who have come together to protect the interests of their community. These obligations are generally monetary in nature, but cannot include monetary benefits (i.e. investments in a communal centre, an affordable housing fund, payment agreements for a sustainable wage, legal assistance, etc.). „Community“ can be as narrow as the neighbourhood involved in a particular project, or as large as an entire city.