Jan 8 Update: Sacramento City Tree Ordinance

January 8, 2016

UPDATE: a new community letter has been submitted. Visit our Trees Sacramento page for more details.

Trees Sacramento is a group of community members working to improve the City of Sacramento’s tree ordinance. Some of the changes being proposed will benefit developers and could cost residents many of the city’s trees that we have come to know and love.

Main Points

The revisions to the Sacramento city tree ordinance currently being proposed are bad for our community because they:

  • conflict with General Plan policies for the Urban Forest
  • degrade existing standards for tree removal
  • remove the right of citizens to appeal removals of city-owned trees
  • will result in more frequent removal of healthy trees and their public benefits to
    residents

Fact Sheet

Trees Sacramento has released a fact sheet to help you understand why we need to act now protect the trees in the City of Trees.

Community Letter

ECOS signed on to a Community Letter on Revising Sacramento’s Tree Ordinances submitted January 4, 2016 to the City of Sacramento’s law and legislation committee in anticipation of their reviewing the latest proposed tree ordinance on January 12, 2016. The law and legislation committee pulled the item from their agenda on January 8, 2016 and will resume the discussion at a later time.

Other Cities

Other cities have found ways to create more transparency and better monitoring by citizens. For example, in Portland:

Tree loss spurs Portland residents to action

Tree Project Oversight Advisory Committee

Get in Touch

Get in touch with the Trees Sacramento coalition by emailing them at trees4sacto [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.

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ECOS endorses campaign for a just Affordable Housing Ordinance

July 28, 2015

At our Board of Directors meeting last night, the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) voted to endorse the campaign currently led by ECOS member the Sacramento Housing Alliance, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Area Congregations Together (ACT) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000 for a just affordable housing ordinance in the City of Sacramento. Sacramento’s Mixed-Income Housing ordinance is slated for changes, and has much plenty of room for improvement. Let’s work on a solution together! The city council will discuss the changes next on September 1st, 2015 at City Hall, 915 I Street.

Read more about the latest proposed changes to the City of Sacramento’s Mixed Income Housing Ordinance in this Sacramento News and Review article, published on July 23, 2015:
https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/segregation-039-will-happen-if/content?oid=17653788

 

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour in Sacramento 2015

2015 poster

Save the Date! On November 20, 2015, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2015 comes to Sacramento! The films featured in our festival focus on habitat preservation, exploration and admiration. View breathtaking landscapes, go on an adventure in wilderness and see what people are doing to achieve a healthy environment for existing and future residents of regions like ours!

Read more here!

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