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    Subdivision 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that problems of growth and
development in urban and rural regions of the state so transcend the boundary lines of local
government units that no single unit can plan for their solution without affecting other units in
the region; that coordination of multijurisdictional activities is essential to the development and
implementation of effective policies and programs; that intergovernmental cooperation is an
effective means of pooling the resources of local government to approach common problems; and
that the assistance of the state is needed to make the most effective use of local, state, federal, and
private programs in serving the citizens of such urban and rural regions.
    Subd. 2. By creating regional commission. It is the purpose of sections 462.381 to 462.398
to authorize the establishment of regional development commissions to work with and on behalf
of local units of government to develop plans or implement programs to address economic, social,
physical, and governmental concerns of each region of the state. The commissions may assist
with, develop, or implement plans or programs for individual local units of government.
History: 1969 c 1122 s 3; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 57; 1997 c 231 art 12 s 2