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File #: RES 17-1939    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/6/2017
Title: Directing the City Clerk not to submit Ordinance 17-40 as a ballot question to the County Auditor for placement on the ballot for the next election.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. Report to City Council on Referendum Petition - 2017, 2. NFLSP PETITION Open Letter to City Council FINAL 11.20.17 (2), 3. Comment on Ford Site Rezoning Petition
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Directing the City Clerk not to submit Ordinance 17-40 as a ballot question to the County Auditor for placement on the ballot for the next election.

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WHEREAS, Saint Paul City Charter Section 8.01 states that “[t]he people shall have the right to … require ordinances to be submitted to a vote … by a process known as … referendum”; and
WHEREAS, a petition seeking a referendum to repeal Ord. 17-40, commonly referred to as the “Ford Site Zoning Plan,” was filed with the Office of the City Clerk on November 20, 2017 (the “Petition”); and
WHEREAS, Saint Paul Legislative Code Chapters 60-69 are known as the Saint Paul Zoning Code; and
WHEREAS, Ord. 17-40 amended Leg. Code Chapter 66 by rezoning the Ford Site with six new “Ford” zoning district classifications and, further, amended the Zoning Map of Saint Paul as compiled under Leg. Code § 60.303, in order to reflect the rezoning action taken under Ord. 17-40; and
WHEREAS, Leg. Code Chapter 60.102 states that the “zoning code is enacted pursuant to the authority granted to the municipality by Minnesota Statutes sections 462.351 through 462.365”; and
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes § 462.351 is part of the Municipal Planning Act (the “MPA”, Minn. Stat. §§ 462.351-.364) which states that “[i]t is the purpose of sections 462.351 to 462.364 to provide municipalities, in a single body of law, with the necessary powers and a uniform procedure for adequately conducting and implementing municipal planning;” and
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes § 473.851 is part of the Metropolitan Land Planning Act (the “MLPA”, Minn. Stat. §§ 473.85-871) which states that “[t]he legislature finds and declares that the local governmental units within the metropolitan area are interdependent, that the growth and patterns of urbanization within the area create the need for additional state, metropolitan and local public services and facilities and increase the danger of air and water pollution and water shortages, and that developments in o...

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