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File #: Ordinance 22-2019    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/21/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/1/2019 Final action: 10/1/2019
Title: Ordinance 22-2019: Second introduction of an ordinance amending 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. Ordinance No. 22-2019, 2. Ex A to Ordinance No. 22-2019, 3. Comprehensive Plan Code Update Summary Table, 4. Survey Summary, 5. PC Resolution No. 09-2019, 6. Presentation for Ordinance 22-2019
Agenda Date: 10/01/2019

Subject:
Title
Ordinance 22-2019: Second introduction of an ordinance amending 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 city council wish to adopt enabling legislation and procedures for a comprehensive plan?

PRESENTATIONS:

Staff Presenter(s): Mike Sutherland, Deputy Community Development Director
Additional Presenter(s): N/A

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. On August 13, 2019, Council and Planning Commission held a joint study session for the proposed enabling legislation code amendment.

The ordinance passed on first reading at a regular meeting of city council on September 17, 2019.

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 request 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 Littlet...

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