renaissance

Skeptical About View Committee’s Make-up

Editor, Several years ago, Buena Park’s City Council decided to remove  a whole street of beautiful old jacranda trees because  their  roots  were  affecting  the sidewalk. I  remember  thinking,  “Thank  God  I  don’t  live  in  a  city  where  they  would  cut  down  old tree...

Drafting an Ordinance Mindful of Landscape History

Editor, I was surprised at the first meeting for the view ordinance that people would be able to complain about tree roots in sewers; trees, palms, and shrubs being fire hazards; and insurance problems due to foliage too close to their homes.  If this “View Ordinance Committee”...