City Council bill demands racial disparity study for some rezonings

 Certain rezonings may soon require an extra step in the city’s land use review process. The City Council’s land use committee is set to hold a hearing Monday on a bill that would mandate a racial disparity study for applications that seek a density boost or change in use or involve four or more adjacent blocks. The bill would apply to proposals going through the seven-month Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, which applies to rezonings,