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File #: PC Resolution 09-2019    Name:
Type: PC Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/28/2019 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 9/9/2019 Final action: 9/9/2019
Title: PC Resolution 09-2019: Recommending approval of an ordinance to amend the Littleton City Code Title 10, Chapter 1 to establish enabling legislation and procedures for the creation, adoption, and amendment of a comprehensive plan
Attachments: 1. PC Resolution No. 09-2019, 2. Comprehensive Plan Table, 3. Survey Summary, 4. Staff Presentation
Agenda Date: 09/09/2019

Subject:
Title
PC Resolution 09-2019: Recommending approval of an ordinance to amend the Littleton City Code Title 10, Chapter 1 to establish enabling legislation and procedures for the creation, adoption, and amendment of a comprehensive plan
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Presented By:
Mike Sutherland, AICP, Deputy Community Development Director

PURPOSE:
Does planning commission wish to recommend adoption of enabling legislation and procedures for a comprehensive plan?

PRESENTATIONS:

Staff Presenter(s): Mike Sutherland, Deputy Community Development Director

SUMMARY:
Currently, the Littleton City Code references the comprehensive plan but does not describe how the comprehensive plan is started, nor does it contain a process for adopting and amending the comprehensive plan. The proposed amendment would codify and establish these procedures.

PRIOR ACTIONS OR DISCUSSIONS:
Council, planning commission, staff, citizens and stakeholders have been engaged in an update to the comprehensive plan, Envision Littleton, for nearly two years.

ANALYSIS:
Staff Analysis
The proposed code language is relatively simple. The process requires at least one public hearing by the planning commission to make recommendations for adoption or amendment of the comprehensive plan to the city council. City council takes final action by resolution to adopt or amend the comprehensive plan through at least one public hearing. City council has authority to establish or cause the creation or amendment of the comprehensive plan, in whole or in parts. As a precautionary measure, the proposed code amendment allows property owners to request amendments to the future character and land use map specifically for their own property.

Currently, the Littleton City Code (LCC) has a definition of the comprehensive plan and requires development applications to be reviewed "in light of the city's comprehensive plan..." (LCC 10-1-9). At this time, the current code adequately connects the revie...

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