Austin’s code rewrite would make city less equal, anti-racism group charges

The latest criticism of CodeNEXT, the still-unfolding rewrite of Austin’s land development code, is that it will deepen racial inequality by speeding up the gentrification of the east side and other areas of the city traditionally home to African-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.
A draft report produced by a group within Mayor Steve Adler’s Task Force on Institutional Racism calls the proposed code "the most recent tool of institutionalized racism" at work in the city, according to the…

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