Portland Mayor sticks up for residents in tree trimming debacle

To bad we don’t have an administration like this in Sioux Falls that actually looks out for residents when city directors get a wild hair;

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to quash an effort by city bureaucrats to quietly expand homeowners’ responsibilities to care for trees on city-owned land.

The proposed new rule would have required Portland property owners to cut down dangerous trees on city property adjacent to their land, even if the trees were located far from the private property.

A spokesman for Wheeler says he plans to pull the proposed rule and have city employees rewrite it before bringing it back to the City Council for a vote.

Notice how they tried to slip in the rule. Makes you wonder if that is how Project TRIM (tree tax) got started in Sioux Falls.

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#1 The D@ily Spin on 03.09.17 at 4:51 pm

If the city says you must trim their trees, they give up some property rights. Is there grounds to file for quit claim and make their property yours? If there’s fines, cut them down and sell the wood. Problem solved forever.