Urge Seattle City Council to Add Tree Mitigation Amendment to MHA Ordinance Draft

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Action Message from Steve Zemke – Chair – Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Dear Tree Protection Advocates, The Seattle City Council will be considering amendments to the proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Ordinance this … Continue reading

Continuing the Fight to Update Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance – Coalition Meeting Feb 2nd

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Dear Tree Protection Advocates, We ended last year in a stalemate as the Seattle City Council put off action once again on moving ahead with updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance. They say they will start again … Continue reading

Tree Mitigation Amendment to MHA Ordinance is Within Scope of EIS

The following email was sent to the Seattle City Council urging they add a tree  mitigation amendment to their proposed MHA Ordinance. To Seattle City Council: Last week the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission  adopted and sent to the Seattle City Council and Mayor  a letter entitled Re:Amendments to the MHA Ordinance Jan 9, 2019.  In the letter was a specific recommended amendment … Continue reading

Seattle City Council Again Delays Updating Tree Protection Ordinance

Update – Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Seattle City Council Again Delays Tree Protection Ordinance Regretfully we end 2018 without an update to Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance. The Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee (PLUZ) had … Continue reading

ReVisioning Northgate Sends Recommendations on Tree Code Update to Seattle City Council

From: ReVisioning Northgate <aldnorthgate@gmail.com> Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2018 5:33 PMTo: rob.johnson@seattlegov.org; mike.o’brien@seattlegov.org; lisa.herbold@seattlegov.org; lorena.gonzález@seattlegov.org; Juarez, Debora <Debora.Juarez@seattle.gov>; teresa.mosqueda@seattlegov.orgSubject: Tree Code: SMC 25.11 and Council’s proposed changes December 6, 2018 Dear Councilmembers Johnson, Herbold, O’Brien, and González, City Council Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee … Continue reading

Seattle Tree Ordinance Update – Next Steps

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Join other tree protection advocates this Saturday October 27th for a public coalition meeting to discuss and review proposed changes needed to strengthen the current Tree Ordinance draft proposed by the Seattle City Council.  … Continue reading

What’s Next for Seattle’s Tree Ordinance Update?

The Seattle City Council heeded public input and has decided to slow down their rush to update SMC 25.11 – Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance by the end of September . This will give more time for public input and scrutiny. … Continue reading

Seattle City Council Delays Action on Draft Tree Ordinance

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Great news. The Seattle City Council has decided to slow down passage of an update to Seattle’s existing Tree Protection Ordinance. The Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee was rushing to get something passed … Continue reading

Appeal of DNS on proposed Seattle Tree Ordinance update filed, City withdraws DNS

The following appeal of the determination of non-significance (DNS) regarding the proposed draft tree ordinance D7 by the Seattle City Council was filed on Sept 13, 2018. On Sept 24, 2018 the Department of Planning and Development withdrew the DNS. … Continue reading

E-mails needed now – Contact Council and Mayor on Updating Tree Ordinance

  Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Dear Tree Protection Advocates, The Seattle City Council Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will be meeting at 9 AM on Wednesday, Sept 19th.  There is a 20 minute section at the end of the meeting devoted … Continue reading