Approved by city council in June 2017, the municipality’s Urban Forest Management Plan mandates a review of its 2009 Urban Tree Conservation By-law.
This by-law is important because Part III of the by-law purports to “conserve” larger trees on private property in the urban core. Recommendation #9 (PDF) from the UFMP describes the broad scope of an upcoming by-law review slated to begin this year.
When the city begins its official review of the by-law, it may convene public consultations. Let’s be ready to share our views on how this by-law can be better.
Come to a public meeting to develop and discuss citizen-led changes to the by-law. The meeting will offer participants a chance to be part of a focused discussion aimed at teasing out the issues and vision that we, as residents of the ward, have for the by-law.
When? Saturday, March 3, 2018 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where? Champlain Park fieldhouse, 140 Cowley Ave.
It will be crucial to communicate the list of suggestions we produce to our ward’s councillor, Jeff Leiper. At the March 3 meeting, we’ll also talk about how do that.
Mark your calendar, and plan to attend this event on March 3.