The Mendoza Family gathers to testify for their two-flat upzone in Zoning Committee Thursday.

Zoning Committee forged through four hours of testimony Thursday to approve dozens of zoning changes and the first precinct bans on room sharing through online platforms like Airbnb. While much of the meeting’s pace was kept to a slow walk because of repeated testimony by Leading Citizen George Blakemore, almost an hour of testimony came from more than a dozen Jefferson Park residents. They turned out to oppose a planned 13-story mixed use building on Lawrence and Lipps Avenues, near the Jefferson Park Transit Center.

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