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Seattle City Council Again Delays 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

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New Cheasty Bike trails are unsafe and unwelcoming

Dear Seattle Parks and Recreation,  We are writing to express our strong opposition to the latest version of the Cheasty Greenspace Pilot Project (released October 2018). The latest version puts bikes and pedestrians on the same paths and is unsafe, unwelcoming, and … Continue reading

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Seattle Tree Ordinance Update Meeting – Next Steps

Dear Tree PAC supporters, 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. 

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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. The … Continue reading

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Action Item – Council Hearing on Draft Tree Ordinance Wed. Sept 5, 2018

Public Hearing on Draft Tree Ordinance The Seattle Land Use and Zoning Committee of the Seattle City Council is holding a Public Hearing on its proposed draft Tree Ordinance: Wednesday, Sept 5, 2018 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (sign up starts … Continue reading

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Campaign Continues to Update Seattle’s Tree Ordinance

Campaign Continues to Update Seattle’s Tree Ordinance TreePAC is a member of the Coalition to Strengthen Seattle’s Tree Ordinance LATEST NEWS (8/29/18): DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE RELEASED ON NEWEST VERSION OF TREE REGULATIONS ORDINANCE Summary: Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson’s relentless … Continue reading

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Action – June 1-7, 2018 – Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance  Dear Friends of Trees, Can you show your support for trees next week?  Let us know. We need people to show up and speak for stronger tree protection at these Seattle City Council Hearings: Monday June 4, 2018 10 AM – … Continue reading

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Update on May, June Action on Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance

Its Time to Update Seattle’s Tree Ordinance Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest and TreePAC invite organizations and individuals to attend our next meeting where we will be gearing up to update Seattle’s Tree Ordinance. Next meeting of Seattle Tree Ordinance … Continue reading

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Movement forward on Updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance – April Action

Letter requesting organizations to join Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson has introduced a framework to update Seattle’s current Tree Ordinance.  This is something many citizens and organizations have been urging for almost 10 years. We would … Continue reading

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Candidate Forum on Trees for Nov 2017 Election

TreePAC Joins with other environmental groups and community councils to co-sponsor a candidate forum for the November 2017 Election! GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM TUESDAY, OCT. 3, 2017 – 7 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M. POCOCK ROWING CENTER, 3320 FUHRMAN AVE. E. IN SEATTLE’S … Continue reading

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