www.metrocouncil.org
Created by the
Legislature in 1967 to:
    • Plan for the orderly growth
      of the seven-county area
    • Coordinate s...
Problems that
confronted our region
    • Inadequate sewers
    • Deteriorating bus system
    • Rapid growth
    • Fragme...
Council structure
and powers
    • 16 members represent
      geographic districts;
      Chair serves at large
    • Plan...
1994 merger added
responsibility for
operating:
   • Region’s largest transit system
   • Metro Mobility for people
     w...
Metro Transit
    • Region’s first LRT line
    • 900 buses; 113 routes
    • 270,000 riders per weekday
Metro Mobility
    • Dial-a-ride service for people
      with disabilities
    • 4,300 rides per weekday
Wastewater system
   • 7 treatment plants
   • 600 miles of regional sewers
   • Serving more than
              100 commu...
Regional park system
   • 49 regional parks
   • 29 regional trails
   • More than 33 million visitors
Metro HRA
   • Serves nearly 100 suburban
     and rural communities
   • Provides federal housing
     assistance to 6,00...
2009 budget
expenditures


               $750.1M
2009 budget revenue



                 $737.6M
Regional planning process

    • Regional Development
      Framework
    • Systems plans for transportation,
      aviati...
2030 transportation plan
    • Expand bus system
    • Add transit advantages
    • Develop network of bus
      and rail ...
2030 water resources plan

    • Invest $3.7 billion to maintain,
      replace and expand wastewater
      treatment syst...
2030 regional parks plan
    • Acquire land within
      30 existing parks
    • Add 3 new parks,
      7 new trails by 20...
Regional
parks
plan
www.metrocouncil.org
www.metrocounci.org
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About The Council

  1. 1. www.metrocouncil.org
  2. 2. Created by the Legislature in 1967 to: • Plan for the orderly growth of the seven-county area • Coordinate services that any one city or county could not effectively provide
  3. 3. Problems that confronted our region • Inadequate sewers • Deteriorating bus system • Rapid growth • Fragmented government
  4. 4. Council structure and powers • 16 members represent geographic districts; Chair serves at large • Plan for future growth • Coordinate delivery of regional services
  5. 5. 1994 merger added responsibility for operating: • Region’s largest transit system • Metro Mobility for people with disabilities • Wastewater treatment system
  6. 6. Metro Transit • Region’s first LRT line • 900 buses; 113 routes • 270,000 riders per weekday
  7. 7. Metro Mobility • Dial-a-ride service for people with disabilities • 4,300 rides per weekday
  8. 8. Wastewater system • 7 treatment plants • 600 miles of regional sewers • Serving more than 100 communities
  9. 9. Regional park system • 49 regional parks • 29 regional trails • More than 33 million visitors
  10. 10. Metro HRA • Serves nearly 100 suburban and rural communities • Provides federal housing assistance to 6,000 low-income families
  11. 11. 2009 budget expenditures $750.1M
  12. 12. 2009 budget revenue $737.6M
  13. 13. Regional planning process • Regional Development Framework • Systems plans for transportation, aviation, water resources, and regional parks and open space • Local comprehensive plans
  14. 14. 2030 transportation plan • Expand bus system • Add transit advantages • Develop network of bus and rail transitways
  15. 15. 2030 water resources plan • Invest $3.7 billion to maintain, replace and expand wastewater treatment system • Support local efforts to ensure sufficient water supply • Promote efforts to reduce pollution from storm water runoff
  16. 16. 2030 regional parks plan • Acquire land within 30 existing parks • Add 3 new parks, 7 new trails by 2030 • Plan for 4 more parks post-2030
  17. 17. Regional parks plan
  18. 18. www.metrocouncil.org
  19. 19. www.metrocounci.org

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