Master Builders Lobbying reported on Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance

The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) registered in 2022 and 2023 with the city of Seattle regarding  Lobbying on updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance – from Public Records on Seattle  Note – bolding of parts of … Continue reading

Links to three recent NPI polls on support for trees in Seattle

https://www.nwprogressive.org/weblog/2021/09/seattle-voters-overwhelmingly-favor-policies-to-protect-and-expand-the-citys-tree-canopy.html Seattle voters overwhelmingly favor policies to protect and expand the city’s tree canopy – NPI’s Cascadia Advocate In July of 2021, we teamed up with TreePAC to investigate support for a a range of sensible ideas for creating policy … Continue reading

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Response to Seattle City Council’s Passage of Tree Ordinance Update –

  Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Response to Seattle City Council’s Passage of Tree Ordinance Update  ARE WE REALLY PROTECTING OUR EXISTING TREES WITH THIS LEGISLATION? The passage by the Seattle City Council of CB 120534 on May 24, 2023 … Continue reading

Tree Protection Polling Results – Seattle. WA

Tree protection polling insights Prepared for the Seattle City Council by the Northwest Progressive Institute team May 3rd, 2023 Introduction Councilmembers, NPI thanks you for your work with Mayor Bruce Harrell to improve climate resilience and strengthen protections for Seattle’s … Continue reading

Updated Comments on Tree Ordinance Amendments proposed to be voted on by the Land Use Committee on May 4th

e-mail sent to Seattle City Council Dear Councilmember Dan Strauss, Concerns regarding amendments are based on Wednesday, April 26 amendment sheet, which is the latest the public has seen. We have not seen any updates on amendments on the Land Use Committee … Continue reading

Documents Relating to Seattle Draft Tree Protection Ordinance April 26, 2023

The Seattle City Council is in the processing of updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance. Wording for specific amendments is happening now. Final discussion and adoption of amendments will take place at two Special Land Use Committee meeting on Thursday May … Continue reading

2023 Seattle Tree Protection Poll Briefing by NPI

[pdf-embedder url=”http://friends.urbanforests.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/January-2023-Seattle-Tree-Protection-Findings-Briefing-Packet.pdf” title=”January 2023 Seattle Tree Protection Findings Briefing Packet”] Click on bottom of slide above to see results NW Progressive Institute – January 2023 See also:: Second set of Seattle tree protection poll findings affirms voters value urban forests … Continue reading

Priority Talking Points on Amending Mayor Harrell’s 2023 draft Tree Ordinance

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Talking Points for Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance Update testimony before the Land Use Committee Remove the guaranteed  “development area of 85%.” for lowrise, midrise, commercial and mixed zones. If middle housing legislation passes in Olympia, all … Continue reading