To my colleagues:
I understand this item has been pulled for Work Session, and just to save time, I'd like to get some information out there.
Q: Why are you making this change?
A: This is a District 7 housekeeping change to sync the neighborhood boundaries with the planning area boundaries.
Q: Why is this being brought up now?
A: Rosedale is next in the city staff’s queue for a neighborhood planning effort.
Q: Why is the Rosedale Planning Area bigger than just the Rosedale neighborhood?
A: A planning area can encompass several neighborhoods. In this case, the Rosedale Planning Area would encompass Rosedale, Ridgelea, and Oakmont Heights. My resolution would not change that – it would just fix a discrepancy in the boundaries in order to keep Allandale whole, rather than splitting it up among two different planning areas.
Q: Why were the planning boundaries different in the first place?
A: I think our staff can answer that question. But my intent is to make sure the boundaries are clear when Rosedale starts its planning process.
Q: How many neighborhood planning areas are left to do in the urban core?
A: Including the North Shoal Creek neighborhood, which is finishing their neighborhood planning area process, Rosedale and Allandale are the last in line in the urban core.
Leslie Pool, Council Member District 7
Office of Leslie Pool, District 7