Friday, April 17, 2009

Citizens call for review of city UTC restoration ordinance - provisions alleged to be burdensome; Pacific Grove, CA; 4/17/09

Mayor urges rethinking PG's tree ordinance Monterey County Herald - Monterey,CA,USA
After hearing complaints last month about Pacific Grove's tree removal and replacement law, Mayor Dan Cort has asked a city board to revisit the ordinance and see if modifications are in order.
Some residents say Pacific Grove has an unreasonable and "criminalized" ordinance requiring a permit for anyone removing a tree from their property and an agreement to replace it with at least two similar trees within 30 days.
The city's Beautification and Natural Resources Committee will conduct the review.
The object of the ordinance, Cort said, has been to restore the city's tree canopy, which has been disappearing during the past several decades.

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