During the past two years, the Metropolitan Council has heard common themes from communities and individuals throughout our region. In preparation for releasing a draft of the Thrive MSP 2040 plan in early 2014, the Council has created five key outcomes and three key principles to guide the policy in Thrive MSP 2040.
5 desired outcomes for Thrive MSP 2040 policy priorities: Stewardship, Prosperity, Equity, Livability, Sustainability. Plans, policies, and projects that balance all five of these outcomes tend to create positive change, while efforts that advance only one or two outcomes at the expense of others may cause disappointments over the long term. Focusing on these outcomes allows for flexible implementation, both for the region’s plans and local comprehensive plans, yet prioritizes a shared strategic vision.
3 working principles to advance the desired outcomes: Integration, Collaboration, Accountability.
Do these principles and outcomes reflect what you hope to see in Thrive MSP 2040? What's missing? Many of these elements will play out in the systems/policy plans. What do you expect those to say? Respond to the broad question or respond in each of the topic areas.