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Journal-World classified (published 10/29/2013)

(Published in the Lawrence
Daily Journal-World October 22, 2013)

CITY RESOLUTION NO. 7045
COUNTY RESOLUTION
NO. 13-28

A JOINT RESOLUTION OF
THE CITY OF LAWRENCE,
KANSAS, AND DOUGLAS
COUNTY, KANSAS, APPOINTING A STEERING COMMITTEE TO GUIDE THE PROCESS
FOR AMENDING HORIZON
2020, THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN FOR THE CITY OF
LAWRENCE AND UNINCORPORATED DOUGLAS
COUNTY.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE
GOVERNING BODY OF THE
CITY OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS, AND BE IT RESOLVED
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS: SECTION 1. The Governing Bodies of the City of Lawrence,
Kansas, and Douglas
County, Kansas, hereby find
that Horizon 2020, the Comprehensive Plan for the City
of Lawrence and Unincorporated Douglas County, is
in need of a comprehensive
public review and an updating and that a Steering
Committee is necessary to
oversee and guide that
process. SECTION 2. The
Governing Bodies of the
City of Lawrence, Kansas,
and Douglas County, Kansas, do hereby establish a
Steering Committee to
oversee and guide the review and updating of Horizon 2020, the Comprehensive Plan for the City of
Lawrence and Unincorporated Douglas County, and
the Steering Committee
shall have the following
composition (appointed by
the noted authorities):
Co-chairs (City Commissioner and County Commissioner) 1 Planning Commission representative - City
appointee 1 Planning Commission representative -
County appointee 1 USD 497
representative - USD 497
appointee 1 Real
estate/Development community representative -
City/County shared appointee 1 Neighborhood
representative - City appointee 1 Business community representative -
County appointee 1
At-large city representative
- City appointee 1 At-large
county representative -
County appointee SECTION
3. The Steering Committee,
as appointed, shall be
charged with overseeing
and guiding the process, as
generally described in the
Phasing outline below, including public education
and issue identification,
prioritization of issues to
submit to the
Lawrence-Douglas County
Metropolitan Planning
Commission and the Governing Bodies of the City
and County for review, and
for reviewing the draft and
final plan product. The
Steering Committee shall
remain intact until the plan
update is completed and
shall work to complete
their charge by April 1,
2015. In the event that a
member of the Steering
Committee is unable or unwilling to complete his or
her appointment, the original appointing authority
shall appoint his or her replacement as soon as practicable. SECTION 4. The
process for reviewing and
updating Horizon 2020, the
Comprehensive Plan for the
City of Lawrence and Unincorporated Douglas
County, shall follow generally, the following Phasing
outline: Phase 1 - Public
Education and Issue Identification Conduct a series of
public meetings to educate
and to identify issues
Known issues: Update demographics to current data
Updated Urban Growth
Areas (UGA) align with sector plans Update the format
of the document to be consistent throughout and user
friendly Commercial areas -
compact, pedestrian
friendly, mixed use, walkable, locations in unincorporated centers Incorporate
2012 utilities master plans
findings and recommendations Change the name of
the plan Review goals and
strategies of the plan Tools
to gather public input Conduct a web survey to identify issues Use social media
to request comments Use
comment cards at public
meetings Provide contact
and updates via listserv
Phase 2 - Issue Prioritization Steering committee
Determine the issues as
identified in the public
meetings to address in the
plan Phase 3 - Draft Plan
Review and guide the processing of plan amendments through the Planning
Commission, City Commission and Board of
County Commission SECTION 5. If any section,
clause, sentence, or phrase
of this joint resolution is
found to be unconstitutional or is otherwise held
invalid by any court of
competent jurisdiction, it
shall not affect the validity
of any remaining parts of
this ordinance. SECTION 6.
This joint resolution shall
be in full force and effect
upon its adoption by the
Governing Bodies of the
City of Lawrence, Kansas,
and Douglas County, Kansas, and publication as provided by law. ADOPTED by
the Governing Body of the
City of Lawrence, Kansas,
this 1st day of October,
2013.

APPROVED:
/s/ Michael Dever
Michael Dever
Mayor

ATTEST:
/s/ Jonathan M. Douglass
Jonathan M. Douglass
City Clerk

Approved as to form and
legality
/s/Toni R. Wheeler
Toni R. Wheeler
City Attorney

ADOPTED by the Board of
County Commissioners of
Douglas County, Kansas,
this 2nd day of October,
2013.

/s/Mike Gaughan
Mike Gaughan
Chair

/s/Nancy Thellman
Nancy Thellman,
Commissioner

/s/Jim Flory
Jim Flory, Commissioner

ATTEST:
/s/ Jameson D. Shew
Jameson D. Shew, County
Clerk
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