Amended Title 12 Revisions & April BRNC Review butterfly

Published: May 17, 2024

Published: Mar 27, 2024 https://www.cityofpacificgrove.org/

During its Special Meeting on January 30, 2024, the Beautification and Natural Resources Commission (BNRC) undertook a comprehensive review of the first iteration of suggested amendments to the Pacific Grove Municipal Code, Title 12, Trees and the Urban Forest, and provided valuable input. 

  • Detailed information on the first iteration can be accessed here 
    This link includes the agenda report, which provides background details, a summarized overview of the proposed changes, and a link to the original set of proposed changes.  

Numerous comments from both the public and commissioners were received, with significant focus directed towards the following proposed revisions: 

  • Alteration of the appeal process 
  • Replacement of "Arborist" with "Public Works Director or designee" throughout the code, and 
  • Removal of urban canopy coverage goals 

Ultimately, the BNRC recommended that staff review the commissioner's feedback, and public comments received during the public outreach process, and return to the commission for another review.  

MODIFICATIONS – AMENDED PROPOSED TITLE 12 REVISIONS (MARCH 2024) 
City staff took into account the feedback received from both the BNRC and the public and have consequently revised the proposed Title 12 revisions. Attached are the amended proposed Title 12 revisions (March 2024), taking into account the feedback provided. 
 

The amended Title 12 Revisions (March 2024) incorporates the following modifications from the original proposal: 

  • Maintaining the current stipulations regarding the appeal process, allowing appeals to proceed through BNRC and, subsequently, upward to City Council. 
  • Retaining the term "Arborist" and eliminating references to "Public Works Director or designee." 
  • Addition of language relating to the importance of urban canopy coverage to the findings section.  

NEXT STEPS
This draft is being made available for public review. The item will be brought forth to the BNRC at their April 16, 2024, meeting.  

Staff is encouraging comments on the amended proposed Title 12 revisions (March 2024) to be sent to pwoutreach@cityofpacificgrove.org by April 10, 2024.  

DOCUMENTS
PROPOSED AMENDED TITLE 12 REVISIONS - TRACK CHANGES COPY
PROPOSED AMENDED TITLE 12 REVISIONS-  CLEAN COPY

 

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