NRP Policy Board approves
draft "Preparation Process for Neighborhood Plans" and
draft "Changing Approved Neighborhood Plans" policies
May 28. 2013
At the May 21, 2013 NRP Policy Board meeting, the NRP Policy Board reviewed and approved the draft “Preparation Process of Neighborhood Plans” policy and the draft “Changing Approved Neighborhood Plans” policy. The policies will now be forwarded to the City Council for final approval.
Here are the final redline versions of the policies that will be sent to City Council for approval:
The most significant change requested by the NRP Policy Board is for NCR staff to include relevant NCEC commissioners when circulating draft Neighborhood Priority Plans for review and comment, both in the early cycle, when neighborhoods have drafted initial priorities, and the last cycle, after a neighborhood has done final approval of their plan. This is reflected in changes to the policy (see the change log below). The NRP Policy Board members indicated that this was in part to ensure that we include NCEC in the communication, but also to reflect in policy that NCEC Commissioners should know what is going on in the neighborhoods they represent.
Recommendations from neighborhood organizations, City Departments, and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board staff were also incorporated into the final document.
Following are the changes from the documents we sent to neighborhood organizations for review and comment, and the reasons for the changes:
Preparation and Processing of Neighborhood Priority Plans Policy
Page 1, Background. Inserted text “(1)” and “(2)” into first paragraph for clarification.
Page 2, When the Neighborhood has identified its priorities. First paragraph, second sentence, deleted “or” and inserted text “and relevant Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission Commissioners,” following direction of the NRP Policy Board.
Page 3, first paragraph starting with “Any specific comments or concerns…” Substituted “30 calendar days” for “15 working days.” Requested by Park Board staff to allow more time for review and comment.
Page 3, second paragraph starting with “NCR will discuss…” Inserted “by email, phone, or meeting” following recommendation of NRP Policy Board.
Page 4. Added new bullet points “Director Minneapolis Regulatory Services” at request of Regulator Services staff, and inserted “Relevant Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission Commissioners” at request of NRP Policy Board.
Draft “Changing Approved Neighborhood Plans” Policy.
Page 1, Requesting the Change. Re-inserted language “all requests for action plan modification must be submitted to NCR by the neighborhood organization board” in first bullet point following comments by neighborhood organizations. The revision clarifies that all requests to NCR for plan modifications must come through neighborhood organization boards.
Page 2, subsection 3.B. Substituted “applicable” for “appropriate.” This substitution was recommended by Nokomis East Neighborhood Association.
Page 4. Added new section “Process for Appeals.”
Please contact Robert Thompson at (612) 673-2523 with any questions.
Last updated Jul. 19, 2013