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File #: 21-716    Version: 1 Name: Appeal of Denial to Remove 2 trees at 4381 Motor Ave.
Type: Public Hearing Status: Public Hearing
File created: 2/17/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 3/8/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - PUBLIC HEARING: Appeal of the Public Works Director/City Engineer's Decision to Deny a Request to Remove Two City-Owned Parkway Trees Located at 4381 Motor Avenue
Attachments: 1. 2021-03-08_ATT_1_4381 Motor Avenue Tree Removal Request and Staff Assessment.pdf, 2. 2021-03_08_ATT_2_4381 Motor Avenue Tree Removal Appeal by Apealant.pdf
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CC - PUBLIC HEARING: Appeal of the Public Works Director/City Engineer's Decision to Deny a Request to Remove Two City-Owned Parkway Trees Located at 4381 Motor Avenue

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Meeting Date: March 8, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Steve Orozco/Public Works
Joe Susca/Public Works

Phone Number: (310) 253-6444/5636

Fiscal Impact: Yes [X] No [] General Fund: Yes [X] No []

Public Hearing: [X] Action Item: [] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (03/03/2021); 4381 Motor Avenue Property Owner (12/28/2020)

Department Approval: Charles D. Herbertson, Director of Public Works/City Engineer (02/25/2021).
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council conduct a public hearing to consider an appeal of the Public Works Director/City Engineer's decision to deny a request to remove two City-owned parkway trees located at 4381 Motor Avenue.


PROCEDURE

1. Mayor calls on staff for a brief staff report and City Council poses questions to staff as desired.
2. Mayor seeks a motion to open the public hearing, providing the appellant the first opportunity to speak, followed by the general public.
3. Mayor seeks a motion to close the public hearing after all testimony has been presented.
4. City Council discusses the matter and arrives at its decision.



BACKGROUND

Culver City Municipal Code (CCMC) Sections 9.08.200, et seq., pertain to the removal of trees in parkways. In accordance with Section 9.08.210.B, applicants have the option to request the discretionary removal of a City-owned parkway tree by submitting a written application to the Public Works Director/City Engineer (Director) and paying the applicable filing fee. After the application is submitted, the City's Urban Forester conducts a thorough assessment.

In accordance with the procedures set...

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