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



MONDAY, October 13, 2014
6:30P.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 parties limit presentations to 3 minutes.


CALL TO ORDER
Chair Mary Lee Bickford
Committee Member Peter Montagne
Committee Member Tom Wilhite


Vice-Chair Betsy Elliott
Committee Member Ellen Rosenstein


APPROVAL OF AGENDA
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ITEMS NOT ON THIS AGENDA APPROVAL OF MINUTES -September 8, 2014


PUBLIC HEARINGS
1. OPTIMAL PARTNERS LLC TREE CITATION/123 WOODWARD AVENUE
Nate Henderson (Project Representative) Optimal Partners LLC (Tree Owners)



Staff: Schinsing


DESCRIPTION: Determination of violation and administrative citation hearing for the unpermitted removal of a 20 inch diameter Bay Tree at 123 Woodward (APN 064-192-24) (continued from July
14, 2014).

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a resolution determining that the property owner of 123 Woodward violated Municipal Code Section 11.12.030.A, imposing a $500.00 administrative fine and requiring that the property owner plant a replacement tree at 123 Woodward Avenue (APN 064-192-24).


2. ELLEN ROSENSTEIN/ 187 HARRISON AVENUE
Ellen Rosenstein (Project Representative and Tree Owner)
Juan Ochoa (Certified Arborist)

Staff: Laufman/ Umbertis


DESCRIPTION: Tree Alteration Permit to allow the height reduction of one damaging Bay Laurel
Tree located on the right side of the property at 187 Harrison Avenue (APN 065-092-32)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve, as conditioned.

OLD BUSINESS


1. TREE TIP OF THE MONTH
DESCRIPTION: Discussion of the November Tree Tips of the Month.

RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve draft language for the November Tree Tip of the month.

NEW BUSINESS
None

COMMUNICATIONS
None

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT - Next Regular Meeting: November 10, 2014

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 meetin , and at the Cit 's website sub•ect to staff's abilit to ost the documents rior to the meetin .


City of Sausalito
Community Development Department
420 Litho Street Sausalito, CA 94965 (415) 289-4128


Mary Wagner, City Attorney
Lilly Schinsing, Senior Administrative Analyst-Trees and Views Committee Staff Liaison
Loren Umbertis, Division Manager of Public Works
Katie Laufman, Administrative Aide I

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