A more recent 6-1 vote was on adoption of the City’s revised tree ordinance.
John greatly values LFP’s unique forested environment and wants to protect our trees, but he also respects the rights of property owners to effectively and responsibly manage their land.
He has sought an appropriate balance between community rights and individual rights, and he did not feel that the latest ordinance achieved that balance. The ordinance is extremely complex and heavy on process that is confusing, frustrating, and expensive for homeowners to comply with.
We may want to curb growth by regulating developers, but John feels the City should maintain an easy and cooperative partnership with its citizens.