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Carla Rogers inside San Leandro February 15, 2019, 3:51 PM

Should the City of San Leandro increase fines for illegal tree altering or removal?
Yes, the current $100 fine does not deter people from illegally tampering with City trees including trimming or removal.


If you answered yes above for increasing the existing fine, what should be the new fee for illegal tree altering or removal?
$500 fine per tree


In addition to the fine, should the City of San Leandro charge the resident the value of replacing the tree that was illegally altered or removed?
Yes


If you answered yes above for charging residents for the replacement costs of a tree, should there be a maximum replacement amount? Valuation is based on the International Arboriculture Society's evaluation and formula for each tree.
Yes -- if so, please see next question for suggested maximum replacement value


If the City were to charge replacement costs of an illegally removed or altered tree, what should be the maximum replacement cost, regardless of size or age of the tree?
$1,000

Name not shown inside San Leandro February 15, 2019, 3:02 PM

Should the City of San Leandro increase fines for illegal tree altering or removal?
Yes, the current $100 fine does not deter people from illegally tampering with City trees including trimming or removal.


If you answered yes above for increasing the existing fine, what should be the new fee for illegal tree altering or removal?
$1,000 fine per tree (maximum allowed per state law for a misdemeanor)


In addition to the fine, should the City of San Leandro charge the resident the value of replacing the tree that was illegally altered or removed?
Yes


If you answered yes above for charging residents for the replacement costs of a tree, should there be a maximum replacement amount? Valuation is based on the International Arboriculture Society's evaluation and formula for each tree.
Yes -- if so, please see next question for suggested maximum replacement value


If the City were to charge replacement costs of an illegally removed or altered tree, what should be the maximum replacement cost, regardless of size or age of the tree?
$5,000

Name not shown inside San Leandro February 15, 2019, 2:03 PM

Should the City of San Leandro increase fines for illegal tree altering or removal?
No, the existing $100 fine is enough to deter people from illegally tampering with City trees including trimming or removal.


In addition to the fine, should the City of San Leandro charge the resident the value of replacing the tree that was illegally altered or removed?
No


If you answered yes above for charging residents for the replacement costs of a tree, should there be a maximum replacement amount? Valuation is based on the International Arboriculture Society's evaluation and formula for each tree.
No -- the fine should be enough and no replacement cost should be charged


If the City were to charge replacement costs of an illegally removed or altered tree, what should be the maximum replacement cost, regardless of size or age of the tree?
$1,000


Please write any additional comments or suggestions below.
This survey is one sided. No to residents paying replacement costs. What is the fee schedule for damage to plumbing, driveways etc? Here are possible additional questions- Are you aware of the fines the city imposes on city owned trees? Are you aware the tree on your front lawn is not owned by you?

Name not shown inside San Leandro February 15, 2019, 11:09 AM

Should the City of San Leandro increase fines for illegal tree altering or removal?
Yes, the current $100 fine does not deter people from illegally tampering with City trees including trimming or removal.


If you answered yes above for increasing the existing fine, what should be the new fee for illegal tree altering or removal?
$750 fine per tree


In addition to the fine, should the City of San Leandro charge the resident the value of replacing the tree that was illegally altered or removed?
Yes


If you answered yes above for charging residents for the replacement costs of a tree, should there be a maximum replacement amount? Valuation is based on the International Arboriculture Society's evaluation and formula for each tree.
Yes -- if so, please see next question for suggested maximum replacement value


If the City were to charge replacement costs of an illegally removed or altered tree, what should be the maximum replacement cost, regardless of size or age of the tree?
$5,000

Name not shown inside San Leandro February 15, 2019, 7:35 AM

Should the City of San Leandro increase fines for illegal tree altering or removal?
Yes, the current $100 fine does not deter people from illegally tampering with City trees including trimming or removal.


If you answered yes above for increasing the existing fine, what should be the new fee for illegal tree altering or removal?
$250 fine per tree


In addition to the fine, should the City of San Leandro charge the resident the value of replacing the tree that was illegally altered or removed?
Yes


If you answered yes above for charging residents for the replacement costs of a tree, should there be a maximum replacement amount? Valuation is based on the International Arboriculture Society's evaluation and formula for each tree.
Yes -- if so, please see next question for suggested maximum replacement value


If the City were to charge replacement costs of an illegally removed or altered tree, what should be the maximum replacement cost, regardless of size or age of the tree?
$1,000


Please write any additional comments or suggestions below.
I agree that illegal removal of a tree is a serious problem. However, I know the trees adjacent to my home have several dead branches, yet have not been pruned by a city crew for years. Also one of the trees annually grows down to the point where the sidewalk becomes impassable. It seems ridiculous that I could be fined for addressing those issues when City staff do not.

Annie Love-Villiers inside San Leandro February 14, 2019, 10:59 PM

Should the City of San Leandro increase fines for illegal tree altering or removal?
No, the existing $100 fine is enough to deter people from illegally tampering with City trees including trimming or removal.


In addition to the fine, should the City of San Leandro charge the resident the value of replacing the tree that was illegally altered or removed?
No


If you answered yes above for charging residents for the replacement costs of a tree, should there be a maximum replacement amount? Valuation is based on the International Arboriculture Society's evaluation and formula for each tree.
No -- the fine should be enough and no replacement cost should be charged


If the City were to charge replacement costs of an illegally removed or altered tree, what should be the maximum replacement cost, regardless of size or age of the tree?
$1,000


Please write any additional comments or suggestions below.
The city can't keep up with necessary trimming of trees. Property Owners should be allowed to trim trees if needed. Residents should NOT be allowed to remove a tree unless it is a danger.

William Bruin inside San Leandro February 14, 2019, 10:19 PM

Protection of the industrial areas should be the first priority. Housing pressures threaten our industrial zoned properties and our diverse tax base.

William Bruin inside San Leandro February 14, 2019, 10:07 PM

Should the City of San Leandro increase fines for illegal tree altering or removal?
No, the existing $100 fine is enough to deter people from illegally tampering with City trees including trimming or removal.


In addition to the fine, should the City of San Leandro charge the resident the value of replacing the tree that was illegally altered or removed?
Yes


If you answered yes above for charging residents for the replacement costs of a tree, should there be a maximum replacement amount? Valuation is based on the International Arboriculture Society's evaluation and formula for each tree.
Yes -- if so, please see next question for suggested maximum replacement value


If the City were to charge replacement costs of an illegally removed or altered tree, what should be the maximum replacement cost, regardless of size or age of the tree?
$1,000


Please write any additional comments or suggestions below.
The replacement cost should only be applied if the tree is irrevocably damaged. Not for trimming.

Name not shown inside San Leandro February 14, 2019, 8:57 PM

Should the City of San Leandro increase fines for illegal tree altering or removal?
Yes, the current $100 fine does not deter people from illegally tampering with City trees including trimming or removal.


If you answered yes above for increasing the existing fine, what should be the new fee for illegal tree altering or removal?
$1,000 fine per tree (maximum allowed per state law for a misdemeanor)


In addition to the fine, should the City of San Leandro charge the resident the value of replacing the tree that was illegally altered or removed?
Yes


If you answered yes above for charging residents for the replacement costs of a tree, should there be a maximum replacement amount? Valuation is based on the International Arboriculture Society's evaluation and formula for each tree.
Yes -- if so, please see next question for suggested maximum replacement value


If the City were to charge replacement costs of an illegally removed or altered tree, what should be the maximum replacement cost, regardless of size or age of the tree?
$5,000

Name not shown inside San Leandro February 14, 2019, 8:43 PM

Repair potholes + cracks and maintain neighborhood streets
Maintain library programs for children, adults and families
Maintain neighborhood patrol officers
Enhance anti-gang and law enforcement efforts
Maintain 9-1-1 emergency response times
Maintain programs for children and teens
Maintain school police officers and crossing guards
Maintain fire prevention services
I agree these services are important but would like to add..