San Francisco Considers
Homaging Elder Trees
By Pat Murphy
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
In San Francisco realm where no poem is more beautiful than a
tree, her denizens stand a good shot at vouchsafing elder elms
Two variant versions of salvation yesterday were forwarded to
the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for consideration, following
testimony heard before the board's City Operations and Neighborhood
"We all love, indeed, to have the greenery around us,"
committee Chair Jake McGoldrick noted.
Supervisor Jake McGoldrick
One proposal, authored by McGoldrick, would grant landmark status
to valuable or rare trees on private property. The second measure,
drafted by Supervisor Chris Daly, would require city permit to
cut down trees based on tree size.
Daly legislative aide John Avalos, seated, receives thoughts of
Board of Supervisors President Aaron prior to Avalos committee
presentation of Daly proposal.
Daly is due Board consideration, committee member
Bevan Dufty prevailed on colleagues, with Daly measure
passed to the full board, but with "do not pass" recommendation.
"He doesn't feel we're a friendly panel," explained
Daly did not attend the hearing.
Supervisor Bevan Dufty