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File #: 20-0050    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 3/17/2020 Final action:
Title: Consider Introducing Ordinances Amending Manhattan Beach Municipal Code 7.32 - Tree, Shrub and Plan Regulations and 7.36 - Private Use of the Public Right of Way, Approving the City of Manhattan Beach Urban Forest Master Plan and Making a Determination of Exemption Under the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Works Director Katsouleas). a) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NOS. 20-0009 AND 20-0010 b) APPROVE URBAN FOREST MASTER PLAN
Attachments: 1. Ordinance No. 20-0009, 2. Chapter 7.32 (Redline Version), 3. Ordinance No. 20-0010, 4. Chapter 7.36 (Redline Version), 5. Urban Forest Master Plan
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TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Carrie Tai, Director of Community Development
Stephanie Katsouleas, Public Works Director

SUBJECT:Title
Consider Introducing Ordinances Amending Manhattan Beach Municipal Code 7.32 - Tree, Shrub and Plan Regulations and 7.36 - Private Use of the Public Right of Way, Approving the City of Manhattan Beach Urban Forest Master Plan and Making a Determination of Exemption Under the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Works Director Katsouleas).
a) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NOS. 20-0009 AND 20-0010
b) APPROVE URBAN FOREST MASTER PLAN
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:ody
Staff recommends that City Council introduce Ordinance Nos. 20-0009 and 20-0010 amending Manhattan Beach Municipal Code (MBMC or Code) Sections 7.32 - Tree, Shrub and Plant Regulations and 7.36 - Private Use of the Public Right of Way (ROW), respectively, and approve the final draft of the attached City of Manhattan Beach Urban Forest Master Plan.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no fiscal implications associated with introducing Ordinance Nos. 20-0009 and 20-0010 and approving the Urban Forest Master Plan.

BACKGROUND:

MBMC Sections 7.32 and 7.36
Section 7.32 of the MBMC, which addresses tree, shrub, and plant regulations within the public right of way, was originally adopted on February 19, 1970, and subsequently amended on August 4, 2011. The provisions of Section 7.32 cover enforcement, permitting, maintenance, abuse, public nuisance, planting, and protection of trees. It is important to note however, that it does not address trees on private property; tree-related, private property requirements are addressed in MBMC Section 10.52.120. The proposed amendments to Section 7.32 primarily serve to clarify some of the requirements and conditions, as well as to provide clear regulations regarding tree and root management, assessmen...

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