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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 20 Parks Chapter 20.42 Tree Cutting
20.42.120 Appeal.

A. Any person may appeal a decision to approve a tree cutting permit by filing a written notice of intent to appeal, along with the applicable appeal fee established by the City Council, within fourteen days of the filing of the affidavit of posting pursuant to PCC 20.42.070. Failure to file within the fourteen-day appeal period shall preclude appeal. If no appeal of a decision to approve a tree cutting permit is filed within the fourteen-day appeal period, the decision is final and the applicant may cut trees in accordance with the approval, subject to any conditions thereof.

B. An applicant for a tree cutting permit may appeal denial of the permit by filing a written notice of intent to appeal, along with a filing fee in the amount of $100.00, within fourteen days of the date of denial.

C. The appeal shall be heard by the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC), who shall hold a public hearing on the appeal. The City shall send written notice of the hearing to the applicant, the appellant if different from the applicant, and to the recognized Neighborhood Coalition for the area in which the subject property is located, at least ten days in advance of the hearing. Appeal hearings may be scheduled as part of the UFC’s regular meeting agenda, or at any special meeting called by the UFC for that purpose. Appeals may be heard either by the full Commission or by a subcommittee delegated by the full Commission. Appeals shall be heard not later than the first regular monthly meeting of the UFC after the expiration of the ten days required for notice to the Neighborhood Coalition, and in no event later than sixty days after the filing of the notice of intent to appeal, except that the applicant may request a hearing at a later time.