15 February 2017

Racial disparities data ban

Have you heard about the Local Zoning Decisions Act of 2017? It is a bill proposed in Congress that says:
“No Federal funds may be used to design, build, maintain, utilize, or provide access to a Federal database of geospatial information on community racial disparities or disparities in access to affordable housing,”
I have yet to see one comment from either the planning or the geospatial community that was not staunchly opposed to this. You can follow its progress at Congress.gov. Hopefully there won't be much to follow,

No comments: