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View Impairment Dispute Resolution Process to Restore a Pre-Existing View

1. View Seeker contacts the tree owner, in writing, regarding the view obstruction;
2. Tree Owner has 60 days to respond;
3. If Tree Owner does not respond in 60 days, then the View Seeker can request, in writing to the Tree Owner, to enter into mediation;
4. The Tree Owner has 60 days to respond if wants to go to mediation;
5. If Tree Owner does not respond (within 60 days)  or responds, but does not want to go to mediation, then the View Seeker may request a public hearing before the Committee on Trees and Views. 

The View Seeker must present to the City all documentary evidence establishing that attempts at initial reconciliation (as described in Ordinance 354, Section 17.26.040(A)) and mediation (as described in Section 17.26.040(B)) have been made and have failed to resolve the dispute.  

November 7, 2017 Special Municipal Election Results - Measure C

Current View Preservation Ordinance and Definitions

  1. Ordinance No. 354.  "Definitions" are on pages 4-6.

View Preservation Ordinance Discussion - 2017

At the November 28, 2016 City Council meeting, members of the City Council directed the Planning Commission to commence discussion and public hearings relative to a Zoning Code Amendment of the View Preservation Ordinance (Chapter 17.26).


Acceptance and/or Processing of View Preservation Applications
An interim Ordinance to temporarily place a moratorium on the acceptance and/or processing of view preservation applications.


City Council Discussion & Public Forum on Trees and Views - 2016
The City Council will have a discussion and take public input concerning a possible ballot measure to repeal or amend Measure B as it relates to trees and views.


Discussion on View Preservation Ordinance Amendment and Clarification of Measure B
  • City Council Resolution No. 1182 approved and adopted on March 14, 2016.
  • 03-14-16 City Council meeting agenda and agenda item 7A (Measure B Interpretation) staff report.
  • 02-22-16 City Council meeting agenda, staff report agenda item 6A (Measure B Interpretation).  Additional information received after agenda packets were prepared. 
  • Ordinance No. 346 adopted February 8, 2016.
  • 02-08-16 City Council meeting agenda, staff report agenda item 6A (View Ordinance). Correspondence received after agenda packets were prepared. Staff report agenda item 6B (Measure B interpretation). Correspondence pertaining to Measure B received after agenda packets were prepared.
  • 01-25-16 City Council meeting agenda, staff report agenda item 5A including draft Ordinance No. 346. Correspondence pertaining to Ordinance No. 346 received after the agenda packets were prepared. Staff report agenda item 6A including draft Resolution No. 1182. Correspondence pertaining to Resolution No. 1182 (Measure B) received after the agenda packets were prepared.
  • 01-11-16 City Council meeting agenda and staff report agenda item 5-C(1) with attachmentA,  B,  C,  D,  E,  F,  G and staff report agenda item 5-C(2) with attachment  A,  B,  C,  D,  E.Correspondence received after the agenda packets were prepared. 

Public Forum on View Preservation - 2012 & 2013


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