City Council to Consider Vegetation Management Ordinance at September 5, 2019 Meeting


The City Council introduced the Vegetation Management Ordinance at the August 5th meeting and will hold a Second Reading considering adoption of the ordinance at their September 5th meeting.

The proposed ordinance would require:

  1. The removal of the following ten plant types from all portions of properties within the WUI: Acacia, Bamboo, Arborvitae (Thuja), Italian Cypress, Junipers, French Broom, Portuguese Broom, Scotch Broom, Spanish Broom, and Gorse.
  2. The removal of all plantings and mulches (with limited exceptions granted by the Fire Chief) from within the first 3' of primary buildings (including attached decks) within the WUI to create a 3 foot wide clear area at the base of the building.
  3. Redwood trees are specifically exempted from the regulations.

The staff report for the September 5 City Council meeting is available. Comments received after the release of the packet (8/28/2019) are posted on the CyberAgenda and available here.

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