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Keep in mind that workforce housing is allowed in 50% of Bedford’s residential areas, leaving the potential for a high-density nightmare.
Open about the fact that it is social engineering to be done to “end economic and racial segregation”, among other things, there is already a law in Minneapolis, Minnesota that does this.
The “stack ‘n pack” philosophy, which is one of the tenets of the “new urbanism” fad, is about controlling who lives where, and in what kind of homes.
In Oregon, a bill that is being sponsored by Speaker of the House Tina Kotek would basically outlaw single-family zoning in cities with 10,000 or more people. Yes, you read that right, OUTLAW SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.
“News of Kotek’s legislation was first reported in Willamette Week, which stated she is introducing it as an effort to address housing shortages and end economic and racial segregation that the R-1 zoning restrictions cause. If the bill passes, Oregon would become the first state in the nation to eliminate single-family zoning. The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota has recently eliminated the R-1 zone.”
Read more for yourself… Kotek bill would outlaw single-family zone
– Minneapolis, Minnesota: the city council is moving to remove zoning that protects single-family neighborhoods, instead planning to add apartment buildings in the mix. The mayor actually said such zoning was “devised as a legal way to keep black Americans and other minorities from moving into certain neighborhoods”. Racist, social injustice are the charges
– Chicago, Illinois: So-called “affordable housing” advocates have filed a federal complaint against the longtime tradition of allowing City Aldermen veto power over most development proposals in their wards, charging that it promotes discrimination by keeping low-income minorities from moving into affluent white neighborhoods. Essentially the complaint seeks to remove the Aldermen’s ability to represent their own constituents.
– Baltimore, Maryland: The NAACP filed a suit against the city charging that Section 8 public housing causes ghettos because they are all put into the same areas of town. They won the suit and now the city must spend millions of dollars to move such housing into more affluent neighborhoods. In addition, landlords are no longer permitted to ask potential tenants if they can afford the rent on their properties.
– Oregon: Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives Tina Kotek (D-Portland) is drafting legislation that would end single-family zoning in cities of 10,000 or more. She claims there is a housing shortage crisis and that economic and racial segregation are caused by zoning restrictions.