Seattle City Council Adopts MHA Resolution – Section on Trees

On March 18, 2019 the Seattle City Council passed CB 119444 – Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) legislation. As part of that legislation they passed a Companion Resolution to CB 119444. – A RESOLUTION calling for additional measures by the City … Continue reading

Needed Tree Protection Still Lacking in MHA Legislation

Seattle Still Has Not Passed Needed Tree Protection After Ten Years For 10 years Seattle has been saying it is going to update its Tree Protection Ordinance. While the Seattle City Council’s proposed goals on passing an updated Tree Protection … Continue reading

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

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission Letter to City Council on MHA Legislation Regarding Mitigation for Tree Loss.

January 9, 2019. MHA Council Committee City Hall 600 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98124 RE: Amendments to MHA Ordinance Dear Councilmembers, The Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) would like to provide additional input as you undertake amendments for the Mandatory Housing Affordability … 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

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