Wednesday, July 15, 2009

City Council looks at tree protection ordinance, establishment of citizens' advisory commission on UTC issues; Seattle, WA

City Council discusses ways to protect Seattle trees

I think the City Council shall never see something as emotional and complicated as ordinances relating to trees.
The council's Environment, Emergency Management and Utilities Committee discussed a resolution aimed at protecting trees on public and private property throughout the city and the creation of commission to make recommendations about the urban tree canopy.
The council will likely vote on the matter later this month.
Advocates for protecting trees obviously feel strongly about this and told the council they wanted to make sure any measure passed had teeth.
'This is about life in the city versus death in the city,' said Duff Badgley.

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