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Does anyone know why SANTA CRUZ even has a heritage tree ordinance?
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.