Resident that was once called a “moron” by the runaway mayor Dan Cort is authoring the revision in the city’s policy on tree removal.
“I want to be safe in my own yard,” said Del Monte Park-area resident Georgia Booth, who was a founder of Residents for Responsible Change and co-author of a proposed revision of the tree ordinance — which got a lot of votes from workshop participants. “Large canopy trees don’t belong in small Pacific Grove yards.”
Eliminating the two-for-one replacement requirement was a top vote-getter, as were proposals that property owners, not the city, decide when a hazardous tree should be removed, that no permit fee for it should be charged, and that property owners who plant a tree may remove it
without a permit.