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Tree-economics 101: My lost trees = My lost dollars. Who pays?

Tree-economics 101: My lost trees = My lost dollars. Who pays?

Editor, Hold on a minute. With all the subjective talk about trees and views, let’s talk about objective economics. Let’s understand that there is a definable economic component of value to beautiful trees on a property. It’s the difference between a property’s estimated market value with existing trees, and without. This is a “bucket” of […]

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Beyond Beauty, Trees Serve as Nature’s Air Filter

Beyond Beauty, Trees Serve as Nature’s Air Filter

Editor: Catherine Cooper’s column, “A Question of Sustainability, “ May 17 edition, on CO2 levels being close to surpassing the 400 ppm at the recording station on Mauna Loa, is a reminder of the horrendous damage we are doing to our environment whether it be Hawaii or Laguna Beach. I have been attending the View […]

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Questioning Fairness in Council Appointments

Questioning Fairness in Council Appointments

Editor,   I have recently become interested at the process in which our city selects individuals for a committee. For example, let’s take the recently formed “View Equity Committee”.  My understanding is these individuals were hand-selected by our mayor. It appears that they were not asked to fill out applications and explain why they were […]