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MINUTES <br /> OF THE STUDY SESSION <br /> OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007 <br /> Mayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 11:30 A.M. in the Community Room of <br /> Edina City Hall. Answering rollcall were: Members Bennett, Housh, Swenson and <br /> Mayor Hovland. Absent was Member Masica. Staff present included: Gordon Hughes, <br /> City Manager; Heather Worthington, Assistant City Manager; Ceil Smith, Assistant to <br /> the City Manager; Cary Teague, Planning Director; Dan Cornejo, Planning Consultant; <br /> Dave Showalter, URS Corporation; Roger Knutson, City Attorney; Jennifer Bennerotte, <br /> Communications & Marketing Director; Wayne Houle, City Engineer; and Debra <br /> Mangen, City Clerk. <br /> Roger Knutson, City Attorney, briefly gave a legal overview of the process involved in <br /> updating the Comprehensive Plan: <br /> • Per statute the Planning Commission and Planning Staff hold the responsibility of <br /> drafting the update. <br /> • Planning Commission holds hearing on Draft Plan. <br /> • Draft Plan submitted to adjacent communities for comment. <br /> • Draft Plan will be subject to public comment period. <br /> • City Council approves Draft Plan for submission to Metropolitan Council. <br /> • Metropolitan Council reviews Draft Plan for substantial departures from <br /> Metropolitan Systems i.e. sewer, water, airports - 120 day period. <br /> • Metropolitan Council authorizes implementation. <br /> • City Council adopts Plan by a 4/5 affirmative vote after Metropolitan Council <br /> authorizes. <br /> • Following adoption of the updated plan the City has nine months to bring its zoning <br /> regulations into compliance with the plan. <br /> Mr. Knutson pointed out the Comprehensive Plan is an overview for the community. <br /> He stated the Comp Plan should be the macro view with the detail in the zoning <br /> ordinance. <br /> Dan Cornejo, Planning Consultant, stated the Council had already adopted its 20/20 <br /> Vision which was where the Comp Plan Task Force started to gain the community-wide <br /> perspective. He noted the Comp Plan was not neighborhood planning but was the <br /> larger view of the City. Mr. Cornejo reviewed the community meetings already held <br /> (12-04-06, 3-21-07) and noted two more were scheduled for May and October of 2007. <br /> He explained the Comp Plan Task Force had completed three workshops (01-24-07, 02- <br /> 21-07, 04-18-07), had one scheduled (05-16-07) with two more to be announced. He <br /> pointed out the Mayor's State of the City address in February included the Comp Plan, <br /> and that the City Council was participating in its second work session, the first being <br /> held in September of 2006, with future session to be determined. Concluding, Mr. <br /> Cornejo explained the "listening session" where area residents can request the Comp <br /> Plan Task Force to present to their group the work completed thus far on the update. <br /> He noted seven listening session have been held, with two more scheduled, and added <br /> it was hoped to receive citizens requests every week for sessions. Mr. Cornejo <br />