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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 20 Parks Chapter 20.40 Street Tree and Other Public Tree Regulations
20.40.050 City Forester.

There shall be a City Forester position within the Bureau of Parks and Recreation. The position shall be filled by a qualified arborist. The duties of the City Forester are:

A. To manage the Forestry Division.

B. To assist the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation in responsibilities specified in 20.40.045.

C. To provide administrative staff services to the Urban Forestry Commission.

D. To develop and periodically update specifications for planting, pruning, removing and maintaining trees in accordance with proper arboricultural practices.

E. To prepare and submit the annual budget request for the operation of the Forestry Division.

F. To provide all supervision of tree maintenance services including cutting, pruning, spraying, planting and tree removal required by or performed by the City bureaus, subject to the annual budget provided for by the City Council for such services and subject to City bureaus’ contracting to have such services provided by private contractors as may be engaged by City bureaus pursuant to the City’s normal contracting procedures through the City’s Bureau of Purchases and Stores.

G. To prepare a monthly report on Urban Forestry activities for Commission review.

H. To carry out the other duties specified in this Chapter.