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File #: RES 20-1524    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/18/2020
Title: Adopting the City of Saint Paul 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen, Mitra Jalali, Rebecca Noecker, Jane L. Prince, Dai Thao, Chris Tolbert, Nelsie Yang
Attachments: 1. Saint Paul for All: 2040 Comprehensive Plan, 2. MetCouncil_Nov6_Letter, 3. MetCouncil_Report_Nov4_2020_264 JT, 4. 2020-11-10-SaintPaulMRCCAPlanFinalapprovalLtr
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Adopting the City of Saint Paul 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

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WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes section 473.864 requires each local governmental unit to review and, if necessary, amend its entire comprehensive plan and its fiscal devices and official controls at least once every ten years to ensure its comprehensive plan conforms to metropolitan system plans and ensure its fiscal devices and official controls do not conflict with the comprehensive plan or permit activities that conflict with metropolitan system plans; and

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes sections 473.858 and 473.864 require local governmental units to complete their “decennial” reviews by December 31, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Saint Paul authorized the review and update of its Comprehensive Plan, including the Comprehensive Sewer Plan; and

WHEREAS, the proposed City of Saint Paul 2040 Comprehensive Plan is a planning tool intended to guide the future growth and development of the City of Saint Paul in a manner that conforms with metropolitan system plans and complies with the Metropolitan Land Planning Act and other applicable planning statutes; and

WHEREAS, the proposed City of Saint Paul 2040 Comprehensive Plan reflects a community planning process conducted in 2016 that reached over 2300 people at nearly 70 events; and

WHEREAS, public engagement, focus groups, Open Houses and even radio call-in shows helped identify priorities, themes, issues and ideas that shaped the Plan’s contents; and

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning Committee of the Planning Commission oversaw the plan preparation process, guided staff work, maintained a city-wide perspective, and ensured that the plan addresses the key issues and opportunities facing Saint Paul; and

WHEREAS, City staff regularly engaged the Transportation Committee, Parks and Recreation Commission, Heritage Preservation Commission, Mayor and City Council in framing issues and policies, providing ...

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