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File #: 42021    Version: 1 Name: update Madison’s Comprehensive Plan
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2016 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 3/29/2016 Final action: 3/29/2016
Enactment date: 4/4/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00264
Title: Authorizing the Planning Division to lead the process to update Madison’s Comprehensive Plan and designating the Plan Commission as the lead policy body throughout the update process.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Denise DeMarb, Maurice S. Cheeks

Fiscal Note

This resolution authorizes the Planning Division to begin updating the Comprehensive Plan; this process is done every 10 years. The Adopted 2016 Capital Budget includes $250,000 in reauthorized funding for this project. The project will be funded by a direct appropriation to capital. The Adopted 2016 Capital Improvement Plan includes an additional $250,000 in 2017 to complete the plan update. Funds are available in MUNIS project 10780.

Title

Authorizing the Planning Division to lead the process to update Madison’s Comprehensive Plan and designating the Plan Commission as the lead policy body throughout the update process.

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WHEREAS, Wisconsin Statutes 66.1001 require that communities engaged in activities regulating land use, including rezoning, land divisions, official mapping and shoreland zoning have a Comprehensive Plan that was developed and adopted pursuant to the Statutes, and that such actions be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan is required to include nine (9) elements including Issues and Opportunities; Housing; Transportation; Utilities and Community Facilities; Agricultural, Natural, and Cultural Resources; Economic Development; Intergovernmental Cooperation; Land Use; and Implementation; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2006 the City of Madison adopted its Comprehensive Plan developed pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 66.1001, and which now provides the foundation for various City plans, policies and programs, land use and budget decisions, and is used by boards, commissions, and the Common Council; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2012 the City of Madison adopted minor amendments to the Comprehensive Plan’s future land use recommendations; and

 

WHEREAS, the Statutes require that municipalities update their comprehensive plans no less than once every ten years; and

 

WHEREAS, the City’s adopted Capital Budget includes funding in 2016 and 2017 to update Madison’s Comprehensive Plan.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Planning Division is hereby authorized to lead the process to update Madison’s Comprehensive Plan.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that, once adopted, the Comprehensive Plan will provide an overall policy framework for making decisions and coordinating and guiding the actions of many City agencies, and as such will require the participation of these agencies during its development.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this effort will not entail a complete rewrite of the current Comprehensive Plan, but will thoroughly update it and more deliberately incorporate equity, sustainability, and health throughout its chapters.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Plan Commission will be the lead policy body throughout the update process and is charged to do so by Wisconsin Statute 62.23.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that prior to formally initiating this effort, a Public Participation Plan will be developed for approval by the Common Council as required by State Statutes.

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Comprehensive Plan Update is expected to take approximately two years from its commencement to introduction for adoption.