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File #: 17-456    Version: 1
Type: Community & Economic Development Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/30/2017 In control: Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department
On agenda: 12/19/2017 Final action:
Title: Amendment to Title 13 (Tree Removal Controls).
Sponsors: City Council
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Replacement Memo, 3. Councilmember Davis Memo


Amendment to Title 13 (Tree Removal Controls).


Consideration of an ordinance of the City of San José amending Chapter 13.32 of the San José Municipal Code to revise and add provisions pertaining to tree removal controls on private property, including amending Section 13.32.020 to add a definition of the term “Invasive Tree,” revise how height, tree diameter and circumference are measured to trigger application of tree removal controls, and expand the definition of “Unsuitable Tree” to include certain trees on land use types beyond single family dwellings, amending Sections 13.32.090 to and 13.32.120 to streamline the process for review of applications for removal of all trees that are not Unsuitable Trees, amending Sections 13.32.041, 13.32.110 and 13.32.130 to clarify tree removal permit requirements included as part of another Planning permit, requirements for tree replacement as a condition of approval for tree removal and provisions for safeguarding trees during construction, and making other technical, non-substantive, or formatting changes within Sections of Title 13 to add and amend regulations pertaining to Tree Removal Controls. CEQA: Pursuant to Section 15168 (c) (2) of the CEQA Guidelines, the City of San José has determined that the project described below is pursuant to or in furtherance of the Final Program Environmental Impact Report (Final Program EIR) and Supplemental Program Environmental Impact Report (Supplemental Program EIR) for the Envision San José 2040 General Plan and addenda thereto, and does not involve new significant impacts beyond those analyzed in the above EIRs. Therefore, the City of San José may take action on the project as being within the scope of both the Final and Supplemental Program EIRs. Planning Commission recommends approval (7-0). (Planning, Building and Code Enforcement)

PP17-072 - Citywide