HB1338 Establishes Metropolitan St. Louis Growth Management Advisory Commission.
Sponsor: Auer, Ron (59) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: LR Number: 2502L.02I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS
02/09/2000 - Executive Session Held (H)
VOTED DO PASS WITH AMENDMENT
HB1338
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HB 1338, HCA 1 -- ST. LOUIS GROWTH MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

SPONSOR:  Auer

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Municipal
Corporations by a vote of 10 to 6.

This bill establishes the Metropolitan St. Louis Growth
Management Advisory Commission within the East-West Gateway
Coordinating Council to study and develop recommendations on
growth management for the region, including the City of St.
Louis and St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, and Franklin
counties.  The commission will hold public hearings, compile
data, issue preliminary and final reports, and be dissolved by
June 30, 2002.

The 17 voting commission members include:  3 residents of the
City of St. Louis; 7 residents of St. Louis County, including 2
from unincorporated areas and 5 from different-sized
municipalities; 3 residents of St. Charles County, including one
appointed by the county executive with the concurrence of the
county council and 2 from different-sized municipalities; 3
residents of Jefferson County, including one appointed by the
county commissioners and 2 from different-sized municipalities;
and one resident of Franklin County.  All appointments are made
by local authorities and must demonstrate a balance between
areas that experienced increases and decreases in average family
income from 1980 to 1990.  The commission will appoint 13 non--
voting members representing or having expertise in K-12
education, environmental sciences or a related discipline,
regional planning, development and local government law, small
business, large business, public transit, minorities, regional
churches, District 6 of the Missouri Department of
Transportation, the Illinois portion of the St. Louis
metropolitan region, real estate, and the home builder's
profession.  There is also a non-voting state liaison appointed
by the Governor.  All members, except the state liaison and the
representative from Illinois, must be residents of the study
area.  Members of the commission serve without compensation but
will be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses.

The commission will develop policy and legislative
recommendations related to regional planning, including specific
consideration of citizen involvement; local control; regional
coordination; preservation of agricultural lands, forests, open
spaces, and other natural and historic resources; energy
conservation; improvement of air and water quality; and
provision of recreation, economic development, housing, public
infrastructure, and schools.  Regional planning methods to be
considered include the creation of a regional planning
authority; legislation to provide local authority for
development tax incentives, development impact fees,
alternatives for financing infrastructure, environmentally
sensitive development codes, and delineation of urban growth or
investment areas; and legislation to permit or encourage
coordinated regional planning.

The bill contains an emergency clause.

HCA 1 -- Changes the definition of a tract of agricultural land
from 5 acres to 50 acres.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that in recent years, the St. Louis
region has grown 350% geographically.  A direct result of the
geographical growth is the increasing costs of maintaining the
infrastructure in the areas which have grown.  Supporters also
state that this bill will allow the St. Louis region to develop
a management plan on the issue of growth, which includes
considering the development of financing incentives.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Auer; City of St.
Louis; and Missouri Coalition for the Environment.  A letter of
support was received from the St. Louis Smart Growth Alliance.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Joseph Deering, Legislative Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 1338 -- St. Louis Growth Management Advisory Commission

Sponsor:  Auer

This bill establishes the Metropolitan St. Louis Growth
Management Advisory Commission within the East-West Gateway
Coordinating Council to study and develop recommendations on
growth management for the region including the City of St. Louis
and St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, and Franklin counties.
The commission will hold public hearings, compile data, issue
preliminary and final reports, and be dissolved by June 30, 2002.

The 17 voting commission members include:  3 residents of the
City of St. Louis; 7 residents of St. Louis County, including 2
from unincorporated areas and 5 from different-sized
municipalities; 3 residents of St. Charles County, including one
appointed by the county executive with the concurrence of the
county council and 2 from different-sized municipalities; 3
residents of Jefferson County, including one appointed by the
county commissioners and 2 from different-sized municipalities;
and one resident of Franklin County.  All appointments are made
by local authorities, and must demonstrate a balance between
areas that experienced increases and decreases in average family
income from 1980 to 1990.  The commission will appoint 13 non--
voting members representing or having expertise in K-12
education, environmental sciences or a related discipline,
regional planning, development and local government law, small
business, large business, public transit, minorities, regional
churches, District 6 of the Missouri Department of
Transportation, the Illinois portion of the St. Louis
metropolitan region, real estate and the home builder's
profession.  There is also a non-voting state liaison appointed
by the Governor.  All members except the state liaison and the
representative from Illinois must be residents of the study
area.  Members of the commission serve without compensation but
will be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses.

The commission will develop policy and legislative
recommendations related to regional planning, including specific
consideration of citizen involvement; local control; regional
coordination; preservation of agricultural lands, forests, open
spaces, and other natural and historic resources; energy
conservation; improvement of air and water quality; and
provision of recreation, economic development, housing, public
infrastructure, and schools.  Regional planning methods to be
considered include the creation of a regional planning
authority; legislation to provide local authority for
development tax incentives, development impact fees,
alternatives for financing infrastructure, environmentally
sensitive development codes, and delineation of urban growth or
investment areas; and legislation to permit or encourage
coordinated regional planning.

The bill contains an emergency clause.


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