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File #: 22-1628    Version: Name: 10/3/22 - Resolution to Request Revision to Chapter 40
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/3/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/3/2022 Final action: 10/3/2022
Enactment date: 10/3/2022 Enactment #: R-22-327
Title: Resolution to Revise Chapter 40 - Rights of Way, Street Trees, Vegetation Management
Sponsors: Kathy Griswold

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Resolution to Revise Chapter 40 - Rights of Way, Street Trees, Vegetation Management

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Whereas, the existing version of Chapter 40, Section 3 results in excessive work for staff and tension in the community;

 

Whereas, Clear, concise language, with supporting documentation, would reduce staff effort and increase community adherence;

 

Whereas, Consistent, proactive enforcement, especially of sight distance violations and vegetation impeding travel on sidewalks and bike lanes would improve nonmotorized transportation safety;

 

Whereas, community members and staff are to be commended for their considerable effort to improving Chapter 40, Section 3;

 

Whereas, there is general agreement that this is a very complicated, multifaceted resolution; and

 

Whereas, the Environmental Commission passed a resolution in support of revisions to Chapter 40, section 3, in May 2022, and staff is continuing to refine those revisions;

 

RESOLVED, That the revisions to Chapter 40, Section 3 be presented to Council for consideration not later than the first meeting in November.

 

Sponsored by: Councilmember Griswold

 

As Amended and Approved by Ann Arbor City Council on October 3, 2022