S.F. No. 1668 requires approval by a local unit of government prior to the construction of light rail transit facilities.
Sections 1 and 3. After a public hearing on preliminary and final design plans for a light rail transit facility, a local unit of government that disapproves of the plan must submit to the council a resolution passed by the governing body that includes either 1) specific amendments that, if adopted, would result in approval; or 2) a statement that no amendment would result in approval. A disapproving local unit of government may later approve of the plans by submitting a resolution to the council that states the disapproval is withdrawn.
Section 2. The council and a disapproving local unit of government may negotiate amendments that are acceptable to both parties. If the council does not amend its plan and the local unit of government has not withdrawn its disapproval, the council must not proceed with the proposed preliminary design plan.
Section 4. Council review of plans submitted by the commissioner of transportation is in addition to the hearings provided for by law.