Councilors to cast final vote on housing ordinance

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 27, 2012 6:30 AM

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The Iowa City City Council will likely vote and pass an ordinance changing the definition of "household" in the City Code.

The rezoning amendment would limit the number of unrelated persons living in one housing unit to maximum of three in specific zones. According to the proposal, this maximum is consistent throughout all other city zones.

The city received a slew of rezoning protests from community members representing 142 local properties. The percentage required to impose a super-majority vote, however, was not reached. At least 20 percent of people affected by the zoning proposal were required to submit petitions.

An ordinance requires three readings. The councilors will vote on the third consideration of the ordinance at their next meeting, May 1.

— by Kristen East

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