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File #: 19-589    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 9/17/2019 In control: Council Work Session
On agenda: 11/7/2019 Final action: 11/7/2019
Title: Special Districts Overview- Session No. 3 Presenters: Peter Wysocki, Planning and Community Development Director Carl Schueler, Comprehensive Planning Manager
Attachments: 1. Special Districts Overview Session, 2. Attachment 1- Title 32 Legislative Declaration, 3. Attachment 2- Metro Districts Statutory Findings, 4. Attachment 3- Special District Committee List.pdf, 5. Attachment 4- Special District Applications 2009-present, 6. Attachment 5- Special District Application Checklists, 7. Attachment 6- Descriptions and Parameters for Use and Content of Special District Submittal Items, 8. Attachment 7- General Improvement Districts- Colorado Springs Staff Overview

Special Districts Overview- Session No. 3

Peter Wysocki, Planning and Community Development Director
Carl Schueler, Comprehensive Planning Manager

This is the third of what are now anticipated to be seven Work Sessions requested by Council as an overview of City special districts and policy. Today's areas of focus will be limited follow-up metropolitan districts along with background on the overall district application submittal, processing review, and decision processes. If time permits, staff will also provide a brief overview of GIDs (general improvement districts.

An updated schedule for future special district overview sessions is also presented.

Please refer to the attached PowerPoint presentation. Supporting materials are attached, including the following:

* Colorado Revised Statutes Title 32 District Legislative Declaration
* Colorado Revised Statutes findings (criteria) for metropolitan district service plan approval
* Special District Committee membership and distribution list
* Summary of district applications 2009 to present
* Special district submittal item matrix
* Descriptions of submittal items
* Colorado Springs Staff Overview of GIDs

Follow-up on Statutory Findings for Approval of Metropolitan District Service Plans

At the October 21, 2019 Session, Council requested additional focus on the statutory criteria for which findings either must be made, or may be made. The Legislative Declaration and the criterial from Colorado Revised Statutes ? 32-1-203 are attached and highlighted in the PowerPoint. There are 4 (four) criteria for which evidence satisfactory to City Council must be presented, and an additional 5 (five) upon which Council may base a disapproval.

Staff notes that all nine criteria are included in Section X of City's Model Service Plan, and the four required criteria are included in the form of the Council resolutions used to approve service plans. However, up t...

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