NORMAN — A Greenways Master Plan adopted by the city council advocates open space and promotes a trail system that links Norman but has no regulatory authority, officials say.
“It's meant only as a guide for future development. It doesn't require any property owner to give up land. Nothing is mandatory,” Assistant City Attorney Kathryn Walker said.
In an 8-1 vote Tuesday, the council passed a resolution on the plan but specifies that no one would be required to donate property.
Councilman Dave Spaulding voted against it.
“I realize it is voluntary, but voluntary has a way of becoming regulatory,” he said.
Mayor Cindy Rosenthal said she supports the plan, because an effective trail system is “what sets great communities apart.”