Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Proposed budget cuts to impact tree maintenance, permit response times; Portland, OR

Proposed budget cuts to impact tree maintenance Growth Rings:
Last Thursday in the Lovejoy Room at city hall, the Urban Forestry Commission was briefed on almost $250,000 in proposed tree-related budget cuts facing the Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R).
As stated in a letter written by parks director Zari Santner that outlines all of the cuts, PP&R is prepared to cut four percent of its annual budget, or $1.7 million, as directed by the city council.

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