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TREES & VIEWS COMMITTEE AGENDA
CITY OF SAUSALITO
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
 
420 LITHO STREET 
SAUSALITO, CA 94965 
(415) 289-4128

THURSDAY, September 1, 2011
6:30 P.M. – CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 420 LITHO STREET, SAUSALITO

Approved Minutes

The Trees and Views Committee may, at its discretion, consider agenda items out of the order in which they are listed. The public may comment on any item on the agenda that has not previously been subject to public comment. To give everyone an opportunity to be heard and to ensure the presentation of different points of view, the Committee requests that members of the audience who speak: 1) Fill out a Speaker Card and submit it to staff; 2) Always address the Chair; 3) State his or her name and address; and 4) State views succinctly. The Committee requests that applicants, Tree Owners, and Claimants limit presentations to 15 minutes and that neighbors and other interested limit presentations to 3 minutes.

CALL TO ORDER
Chair Grant Colfax
Vice-Chair Mary Lee Bickford
Committee Member Betsy Elliott
Committee Member Wingham Liddell
Committee Member Ronald Reich

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ITEMS NOT ON THIS AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
August 4, 2011

PUBLIC HEARINGS
1. HICKS TREE / 118 CENTRAL AVENUE (TRP 11-222)

Staff: Thornberry-Assef
Anne Hicks (Applicant and Owner)
DESCRIPTION: Tree Alteration Permit to allow the alteration of one Coast Live Oak located at the northeast portion of the property at 118 Central Avenue (APN 065-202-22).
RECOMMENDATION: Approve, as conditioned.

2. SALKHI VIEW CLAIM / 118 CENTRAL AVENUE (TRP 11-184)
Staff: Thornberry-Assef
Arash Salkhi (Claimant) 
Shelby Cox (Tree Owner)
DESCRIPTION: A view claim regarding the obstruction of views from the Claimant’s property at 509 Litho Street (APN 064-211-38) by a tree located on the Tree Owner’s property at 93 Girard Street (APN 064-211-24). The Claimant seeks an advisory decision regarding the restoration of water views from the property at 509 Litho Street.
RECOMMENDATION: Conduct a fact finding meeting and make an advisory decision regarding the view claim.
Staff Report Part 1
Staff Report Part 2

OLD BUSINESS 
3. 1 SAN CARLOS AVENUE
Discussion by Chair Colfax
• Possible revenue generation to pay for costs of replacement trees.
• Possible locations for replacement tree.

NEW BUSINESS
4. DISCUSION OF ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES FOR THE TREES AND VIEWS ORDINANCE

COMMUNICATIONS
STAFF
• Department of Public Works Tree Maintenance Activities – August 2011 
   Part 1 
   Part 2
New Date for Presentation on Sudden Oak Death Syndrome
Meeting Procedures – Approved August 4, 2011
COMMITTEE MEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT

SPECIAL NEEDS: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (29 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title 11), if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Community Development Department at 289-4112. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

STAFF REPORTS are available for review prior to the Trees and Views Committee meeting at the Sausalito Library at 420 Litho Street and at the City’s website, www.ci.sausalito.ca.us. Staff reports are also available at the Community Development Department at City Hall during normal business hours and at the Trees and Views Committee meeting. Materials related to an item on this agenda which are submitted after the distribution of the agenda packet are available for public review at the Community Development Department during normal business hours, at the Trees and Views Committee meeting, and at the City’s website (subject to staff’s ability to post the documents prior to the meeting).



City of Sausalito
Community Development Department

420 Litho Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 289-4128
www.ci.sausalito.ca.us  
Jeremy Graves, AICP Community Development Director
Mary Wagner, City Attorney
Heidi Burns, Associate Planner
Lilly Schinsing, Associate Planner
Alison Thornberry, Assistant Planner
Alberto Viana, Administrative Aide I

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