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


MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
6:30 P.M. – CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 420 LITHO STREET, SAUSALITO

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 Mary Lee Bickford
Vice-Chair Betsy Elliott
Committee Member Peter Montagne
Committee Member Ellen Rosenstein
Committee Member Tom Wilhite

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ITEMS NOT ON THIS AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
June 24, 2013, July 8, 2013 and July 31, 2013

PUBLIC HEARINGS
1. HEYDEMANN TREES/ 201 GLEN DRIVE (TRP 13-189)

Staff: Schinsing
Treemasters (Applicant)
Nancy Heydemann (Tree Owner)
DESCRIPTION: Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of two Coast Live Oak trees located in the front yard area at 201 Glen Drive (APN 064-254-47).
RECOMMENDATION: Approve, subject to conditions

2. PATTERSON VIEW CLAIM (TR 13-149)
Staff report: Part 1, Part 2
Staff: Schinsing
218 FOURTH STREET AND 411 RICHARDSON STREET
Carolyn Patterson (Claimant)
Wen Huang and Grace Hawthorne (Tree Owners)
DESCRIPTION: A view claim regarding the obstruction of views from the Claimant’s property at 218 Fourth Street (APN 065-237-19) by trees located on the Tree Owner’s property at 411 Richardson Street (APN 065-237-21). The Claimant seeks an advisory decision regarding the restoration of views from the property at 411 Richardson Street.
RECOMMENDATION: Conduct a fact finding meeting and make an advisory decision regarding the view claim by directing staff to return with a resolution supporting the advisory decision
Late Correspondence: Addendum response to 218 4th Street before and after photos 08-09-13, Addendum response to photos provided at site visit 08-09-13, Addendum response to Updated Arborist Report 08-09-13 

OLD BUSINESS

3. TREE TIP OF THE MONTH

DESCRIPTION: Discussion of the September and October Tree Tip of the Month
RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve draft language for the September Tree Tip of the month and provide direction on draft language for October Tree Tip of the month

NEW BUSINESS

4. DRAFT RFP FOR REHABILITATION OF SAUSALITO BRIDGEWAY MEDIANS

5. SITE VISIT TO 24 FILBERT (VIEW CLAIM FOR 9/9/13 MEETING)

COMMUNICATIONS

6. STAFF
a. DPW Tree Report
b. Cypress Ridge Management Plan

7. COMMITTEE MEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT
- Next Meeting: September 9, 2013

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 Scoble, Associate Planner
Lilly Schinsing, Administrative Analyst – Interim Trees and Views Committee Staff Liaison
Alison Thornberry-Assef, Assistant Planner – Trees and Views Committee Staff Liaison
Alberto Viana, Administrative Aide I

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