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MINUTES <br /> OF THE WORK SESSION <br /> OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL <br /> HELD TUESDAY,SEPTEMBER 5,2006 <br /> AT 5:00 P.M. <br /> 14ayor Hovland called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M. in Community Room of Edina City Hall. Answering <br /> rollcall were the following members of the City Council: Housh, Hulbert, Masica, Swenson and Mayor Hovland. <br /> Planning Commissioners Michael Fisher, Geoff Workinger, Kevin Staunton and Planning Commission Chair John <br /> Lonsbury. Staff present included: Gordon Hughes, City Manager, Heather Worthington, Assistant City Manager, <br /> Wayne Houle, City Engineer, Dan Cornejo, Acting City Planner, Jennifer Bennerotte, Communications and <br /> Marketing Director and Debra Mangen,City Clerk. <br /> Mayor Hovland explained the purpose of the meeting was to review the proposed revision of Edina's <br /> Comprehensive Plan. He turned the floor over to Planner Cornejo who made a power point presentation that <br /> explained the purpose and etiology of the existing plan and laid out the work plan to be followed for the update. <br /> Mr. Cornejo's presentation included: <br /> • Definition of a Comprehensive Plan <br /> ■ A broad statement of community goals and policies that direct the orderly and coordinated physical <br /> development of a city into the future. <br /> ■ Anticipates change and provides specific guidance for future legislative and administrative actions <br /> ■ Reflects the results of citizen involvement,technical analysis,and the judgment of decision-makers <br /> • Purpose of a Comprehensive Plan <br /> • The maps, goals, and policies of the plan provide the basis for the adoption of regulations, programs, and <br /> services which implement the plan. <br /> • The plan serves as a guideline for designating land uses and infrastructure development as well as <br /> developing community services. <br /> How can a Comprehensive Plan aid in governance <br /> ■ The Comprehensive Plan is a guiding document <br /> ■ Enhances the ability of the City Council to make decisions about future developments based on the input <br /> from the community, <br /> ■ Does not relieve the Council's responsibility to make decisions about future developments based on their <br /> compatibility with the city's zoning code, and other guide documents such as special precinct plans (e.g. <br /> Southdale Area Study). <br /> • Statutory Requirements of a Comprehensive Plan MS 473.859 <br /> • Foundation: <br /> • Policies&objectives <br /> • Planning area designation for the municipality <br /> • Forecasts for population,household numbers, &employment <br /> • Land Use: <br /> • Existing land &water <br /> • Future land use&staging to accommodate forecasted growth <br /> o Location,intensity&extent <br /> • Housing plan <br /> • Special resources: solar access,historic preservation,aggregate&critical area <br /> • Public Facilities-Transportation: <br /> • Traffic Analysis Zones <br /> • Roads&Highways <br /> • Aviation <br /> • Transit <br /> • Bicycles&Pedestrians <br /> • Public Facilities-Water Resources: <br /> • Wastewater <br /> o Sewers o Septic systems <br /> • Surface water <br />