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Last updated 4/12/2019 at Noon

Diane Buckshnis

The Citizens Tree Board is no longer responsible for writing code or policy, contrary to what some people still believe.

Granted, when first created in 2011, one of its goals was a tree ordinance, as it fell under Edmonds’ legislative branch. We all know how gravely awry the tree ordinance process went, and how poorly citizens thought of the Tree Board after this complete misfire.

Since 2015, the Tree Board is now housed in Development Services Director Shane Hope’s department, and the Tree Board ordinance was updated to remove any code-writing requirements.

In 2015, I became the cou...

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