Thursday, September 08, 2016

City Hall finally taking responsibility for city trees

Coalition for Healthy Trees and Safe
Yes on Proposition E

Transfers all responsibility for the care and maintenance of street trees back to the city, with no cost to taxpayers.

Requires the city to fix all tree-related sidewalk damage (over 90% of sidewalk damage is tree-related), and assume liability for trip-and-fall lawsuits.

Removes personal liability from property owners for tree-related trip-and-fall injuries on public sidewalks, and for injuries or property damage due to limb drops/tree falls.

Requires that $500,000 of the city’s tree budget be spent on the care and maintenance of trees in public schoolyards, ensuring they are not a danger to children or staff...



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