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.
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
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.
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 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.