From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: Santa Cruz Indymedia | Environment & Forest Defense | Government & Elections
Does anyone know why SANTA CRUZ even has a heritage tree ordinance?
by shopper
Tuesday Jun 10th, 2014 4:08 PM
another day another heritage tree removal approved by tree unfriendly SC City Council
Why does Santa Cruz even bother going through the illusion of wanting to preserve our old trees when it seems obvious that the current city council isn't very interested in protecting heritage trees?

All someone seems to need to do to get an old beautiful tree cut down is to claim as a property owner that the big ol' tree costs them money to maintain and then SC City Council's big 5 (Comstock, Robinson, Terrazas, Bryant, Matthews) get their proverbial chainsaws out and vote to kill the tree.

Witness today's City Council's vote to :
Motion to uphold the appeal submitted by Nick Drobac, reversing the Parks and Recreation Commission’s denial of tree removal permit application #7962 submitted by Nick Drobac to remove one (1) Coast Redwood tree located at 912 Broadway and adopt a resolution documenting the City Council’s decision for signature by the Mayor.
§City Council Meeting Agenda Report 6/10
by City of Santa Cruz Tuesday Jun 10th, 2014 5:08 PM

Download PDF
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
has there ever been a city council that respected heritage trees?shopperThursday Jun 12th, 2014 12:57 PM
Your Attack is Misplacedtree loverThursday Jun 12th, 2014 8:32 AM
A healthy heritage tree got a death sentence from "eco-friendly" SC CC todayshopperTuesday Jun 10th, 2014 10:50 PM
Staff Did Their Jobtree loverTuesday Jun 10th, 2014 9:14 PM
When was the last time a heritage tree was cut?Historical context is relevant.Tuesday Jun 10th, 2014 5:32 PM