What should be cut?:
Last week's standing-room-only crowd in the Clackamas Board of County Commissioners hearing room forced a delay in voting on a controversial amendment to the tree ordinance. More than 75 people showed up at the June 8 hearing and at least 66 people signed up to speak, so commissioners rescheduled their vote for June 28 at 6:30 p.m.
After other lengthy meetings this spring, the Clackamas Planning Commission had voted 6 to 1 on April 12 to recommend to the county board that the proposal to increase tree protections in unincorporated areas inside the Urban Growth Boundary not be adopted.