Press Release: Public Works Expediting Tree Removals in Violation of the Law

On Thursday, May 7, 2020 a letter was sent to the SF City Attorney alleging that DPW’s May 11 hearing is illegal and that DPW is unfairly aiding developers and City agencies.

Some excerpts from the May 7 letter:

The May 11, 2020, hearing has not been noticed in accordance with the law. It is our position that this hearing is illegal, and must not be allowed to proceed.
… we have identified an increase in expedited removal processes in violation of Article 16, ostensibly to ensure minimal disruption to planned construction projects. Whatever the motivation these activities contravene law and are consistently to the detriment of our urban canopy, our own City policies and commitments.

Meeting Date: Monday May 11, 2020 at 2:30 P.M.

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Public comment call-in: 888-204-5984 / Access Code 9927045