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    Subdivision 1. Creation; members; duties. The governing body may create an advisory
board except in cities of the first class where the governing body shall create an advisory board.
Except as provided in subdivision 2, a majority of the members shall be owners or occupants of
real property located in or adjacent to the development district which they serve. The advisory
board shall advise the governing body and the administrator on the planning, construction, and
implementation of the development program, and maintenance and operation of the district after
the program has been completed.
    Subd. 2. Substantially residential districts. In a substantially residential development
district the board shall be comprised of owners and occupants of real property within or
adjacent to the district's boundaries. The board may be appointed or elected according to
guidelines established by the governing body, provided that the board in the cities of St. Paul
and Minneapolis must be elected. For purposes of this subdivision a "substantially residential
development district" is a development district in which 40 percent or more of the land area,
exclusive of streets and open space, is used for residential purposes at the time the district is
designated by the governing body.
    Subd. 3. Powers. The governing body shall by resolution delineate the respective powers
and duties of the advisory board and the planning staff or agency. The resolution shall establish
reasonable time limits for approval by the advisory board of the phases of the development
program, and provide a mechanism for appealing to the governing body for a final decision
when conflicts arise between the advisory board and the planning staff or agency, regarding
the development program.
History: 1987 c 291 s 133

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