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A local city's proposal of arborist totalitarianism

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posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 10:54 PM
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A local city's proposal of arborist totalitarianism


greshamoregon.gov

Gresham’s Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee will apparently bring their draft Urban Forestry Management Plan before the Gresham City Council at the September 14th, 2010. This plan is an extreme liberal progressive power grab. It will cost the city oodles of money to implement. It erodes the rights of private property owners, and it will be bad for business. This must be vociferously opposed before the city council so as to prevent adoption of this plan. This plan is ill advised on many levels.

City of Gresham will catalog and maintain a database of every tree in Gresham on bo
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posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 10:54 PM
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The below proposal is being pushed before a board in a local city here in Oregon. Just to think that these people would implement this during a time of a strong recession where properties and taxes are not balanced, nor can it be in the immediate future.

They are blind to the suffering of their constituents and community. Yet, it will give them more power and authority over those who want them out of their lives and business….. Since this may not affect you directly, you may say it’s not my problem, but please consider that it is this mentality that is being made in most all branches and levels of our government and especially this administration.


greshamoregon.gov
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 11:00 PM
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Can you give us a little more to go on here? Your links require too much time consumption to read it all and understand what's going on.

Can you give us the summation in a nutshell and how it is destined to effect people?

Will it cause new statutes to be enacted and more fines or permits to cut trees, or even penalties for cutting branches off the trees?

How will it redefine the landscape?

Do they plan to take a lot of private property under eminent domain for wildlife support?

What exactly is going on? You need to give us some detail and clarity.



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 11:11 PM
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This type of law has been in effect in most cities in Michigan for years, think at least from the early seventies, you are not allowed to cut down a tree that is bigger then I think 5 inches around unless it's a danger and then you have to get permission, it's a good thing and avoids clear cutting, at one time when a new subdivision went in they would cut down every tree, hence another reason for that law.



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 11:29 PM
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Uhhh...the link took me to a links page, was that suppose to happen? wich one should I read, or should I fish through them all, to try to find wich link you are refrencing specificaly.



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 11:33 PM
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Yeah, can you please paraphrase this, ... give us some quotes, ... something ??

Most of us dont have time to go digging through all kinds of information to find something that may not even be important.

thank you.



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 11:34 PM
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www.resistnet.com...

Gresham’s Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee will apparently bring their draft Urban Forestry Management Plan before the Gresham City Council at the September 14th, 2010. This plan is an extreme liberal progressive power grab. It will cost the city oodles of money to implement. It erodes the rights of private property owners, and it will be bad for business. This must be vociferously opposed before the city council so as to prevent adoption of this plan. This plan is ill advised on many levels.

City of Gresham will catalog and maintain a database of every tree in Gresham on both private and public lands. They will monitor all these trees and issue a report yearly detailing trees pruned, trees removed, and trees planted. Regardless of this economic downturn, with unemployment what it is, their idea is to waste taxpayer money cataloging and maintaining a database of each and every tree. But that’s not all. There are many expensive tasks involved in this plan which will grow city government and increase controls over Gresham peoples.

· “The City shall quantify the current and future economic, community and environmental costs and benefits of trees on public and private property.”




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posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 11:36 PM
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posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 02:18 AM
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Most of us take the time to vet stories like this. I dunno where you get the notion that we members don't follow up on this kind of stuff from... That's perplexing to me.

This is a story about a new law in OR prohibiting the cutting down of certain trees. Is there a conspiracy there? We dunno, which is why we as members must research it.

My few cents..

TheBorg


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posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 02:48 AM
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Before I go digging through stuff, ... I just thought it would be a nice to have a vague idea of what im researching. Or if it is even research, worthy.

.. a general idea of what the law is. no offense OP.

If I can read correctly ..... now their trying to dictate what we can, or can't do with our own tree's ???

Somebody in the forestry department has waaaaayyyy too much time on their hands, I can't believe people are paid, cash money, to come up with this stuff.

Perhaps in the future well need a city permit to mow our own damn lawn.



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:11 AM
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The only problem I can really see is that it will cost so much money at a time when budgets are tight. The same proposal at a different time sounds like a good idea to me.

[edit on 5-9-2010 by LeftWingLarry]



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