Coming Up on February 23rd

February 11, 2010

Formal Agenda

6:00pm – Joint Briefing with Forestry Commission on new City-wide Tree Policy

My Commission colleagues had been briefed on this prior to my appointment, so this will be my first look at the topic.

It’s ambitious. The project intends to take tree regulations from several parts of City code and not only create a new unified code title, but also unify the regulations so they apply more uniformly to all trees (larger than a certain diameter) in the City. This would include eliminating an exemption that currently applies to many trees on some (but not all) single family lots.

All in service of increasing the urban tree canopy, which has considerable environmental benefits.

Last year City Club had an excellent program on the value of trees. You can check it out and download the audio here.


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