12.24.120   Encroachment into drip-line of oak trees during construction.
   A.   With respect to any application for a building or development permit, all encroachment by permanent structures into the crown drip-line of a Valley Oak is prohibited unless approved by the City Manager or his/her designee.  If encroachment into the crown drip line is approved, the city shall require special construction techniques to be employed, as determined by the city manager.
   B.   The existing ground surface within crown-drip-line (measured horizontally) of the trunk of any oak tree shall not be cut, filled, compacted or paved without the consent of the city manager. Tree wells may be used when advisable. Excavation adjacent to any oak tree shall not be permitted where material damage to the root system will result.
   C.   The city council shall, by resolution adopt guidelines for commercial, industrial, and residential development and construction on property within the city, and city-initiated projects, where any oak tree is located. Such guidelines adopted pursuant to this subsection shall be made a part of this subsection and shall be enforced as hereinafter set forth.  (Ord. 2007-02 § 2 (part), 2007; Ord. 2003-07 § 2, 2003; Res. 2003-61 (part), 2003; Ord. 9907 § 2 (part), 1999)