Below is a snapshot of the online web page for our "Stop the
Chop!" campaign in mid-2002. Katherine Roberts collected
over 600 signatures on a petition for this campaign, and an
online petition, created at the last minute, got
60 signatures in one week. Two documents, authored primarily
by Katherine Roberts, describe the situation very well:
Our brief to the Board of Appeals.
A rebuttal to the brief filed by the owner of the property
abutting the street tree.
The Board at the time was a body
appointed by the Mayor, and reflected the interests of property
developers. We attended a number of hearings and witnessed a
number of appeals, wherein the Board always decided to cut
trees. They rejected our arguments, and the trees were cut.
Four years later, many of the concerns we expressed in our legal
briefs turned out to be very prescient.
Organize to save the neighborhood trees.
Contact Supervisor Matt Gonzalez and the Board of Appeals to
STOP THE CHOP!
Did you know? Some Haight Ashbury property owners are
killing our trees to build their private garages.
Two mature trees at 1514 Waller and 1478 Page are being
chopped down -- unless you stop 'em.
- On-street parking.
- Level sidewalks.
- Beautiful, healthy street trees.
Here's what you can do to help:
- Contact Supervisor Matt Gonzalez
Address: City Hall,
1, Dr. Goodlett Place, 94109
- Write a letter of protest to:
Board of Permit Appeals
1660 Mission, San Francisco, CA 94103
- Show up at the hearing:
June 5th, 5pm,
City Hall, Room 416
For more information, contact: Trees Not Cars, xxx-xxxx
The hearing was beset with problems, which we are currently
trying to have addressed. You may still contact Supervisor
Gonzalez and sign the petition. Stay tuned for updates.