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    The legislature finds and declares that the local governmental units within the metropolitan
area are interdependent, that the growth and patterns of urbanization within the area create the
need for additional state, metropolitan and local public services and facilities and increase
the danger of air and water pollution and water shortages, and that developments in one local
governmental unit may affect the provision of regional capital improvements for sewers,
transportation, airports, water supply, and regional recreation open space. Since problems of
urbanization and development transcend local governmental boundaries, there is a need for
the adoption of coordinated plans, programs and controls by all local governmental units in
order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the metropolitan area and to
ensure coordinated, orderly, and economic development. Therefore, it is the purpose of sections
462.355, 473.175, and 473.851 to 473.871 to (1) establish requirements and procedures to
accomplish comprehensive local planning with land use controls consistent with planned, orderly
and staged development and the metropolitan system plans, and (2) to provide assistance to local
governmental units within the metropolitan area for the preparation of plans and official controls
appropriate for their areas and consistent with metropolitan system plans.
History: 1976 c 127 s 1; 1977 c 347 s 68; 1993 c 186 s 11; 2006 c 194 s 2; 2007 c 113 s 3

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Revisor of Statutes