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(A) It shall be the policy of the city to maximize the planting of trees alongside the streets of the city, and departments of the city which presently administer existing requirements for such planting are encouraged to fully apply their authority for that purpose.
(B) It shall be the policy of the city that every new project for street construction or for construction of curb and gutter, or for construction of sidewalk, by capital expenditure or through assessment district, shall include full street tree planting. In cases in which lack of parkway and narrowness of sidewalk prohibit such planting, this requirement may be satisfied by planting on private property adjacent to the sidewalk in an easement acquired for this purpose.
(C) Prior to the issuance of the building permit, the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation shall certify either that street trees exist to the satisfaction of standards established by the Parks and Recreation Commission or that installation of such trees has been guaranteed to their satisfaction. Where lack of parkway and narrowness of sidewalk prohibit such planting, this requirement may be satisfied by plantings on the property of the applicant, adjacent to the sidewalk, in an easement acquired for that purpose. Exceptions may be granted in cases in which it would be impossible or undesirable to place such trees. This provision shall not be applied where the permit application is for repair, addition or improvement of value of less than $1,000 for each tree required.
('86 Code, § 14.08.004) (Ord. 3639, passed - - )