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473.244 SPECIAL STUDIES AND REPORTS.
    Subdivision 1. Research and study topics. The Metropolitan Council shall engage in a
continuous program of research and study concerning the matters enumerated in this section.
    Subd. 2. Air pollution. The control and prevention of air pollution.
    Subd. 3. Parks, open space. The acquisition and financing of suitable major parks and open
spaces within and adjacent to the metropolitan area.
    Subd. 4. Water pollution. The control and prevention of water pollution in the metropolitan
area in conformity with applicable federal and state laws.
    Subd. 5. Local long-range plans. The development of long-range planning in the
metropolitan area but not for the metropolitan area.
    Subd. 6. Solid waste. The acquisition of necessary facilities for the disposal of solid waste
material for the metropolitan area and the means of financing such facilities.
    Subd. 7. Tax structure, equity. The examination of the tax structure in the metropolitan area
and consideration of ways to equalize the tax resources therein.
    Subd. 8. Assessment practices. Assessment practices in the metropolitan area.
    Subd. 9. Storm water facilities. The acquisition of necessary storm water drainage facilities
for the metropolitan area and the means of financing such facilities.
    Subd. 10. Consolidation of local services. The necessity for the consolidation of common
services of local governmental units and the kind of consolidation most suitable in the public
interest.
    Subd. 11. Advance development land acquisition. Advance land acquisition for
development purposes in the metropolitan area and the role of the public in connection therewith.
    Subd. 12. Recommendations. All studies shall include recommendations as to the
governmental organization, governmental subdivision, or governmental district best suited to
discharge the powers recommended.
History: 1975 c 13 s 40