YOUR VOICE IS CRITICAL
We have a rare opportunity right now to protect our urban forest. In the next few months the city is revising the Tree Ordinance. It will not be revised again for another decade or more. In response, a group of Atlantans (including arborists, architects, builders, and naturalists) has developed a 4-Step Plan for the ordinance that would enhance our growth plan to embrace our economy, community, and our urban forest.
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Copy/paste this letter and send to your Council Member and Tim Keane, Commissioner of Planning (anyone can write Tim Keane). Scroll to the bottom of the page for a contact list and District map.
[Share a personal note here about why the trees of Atlanta are important to you.]
Thank you for taking on the important work of revising our Tree Ordinance. Please support changes that protect more trees, our best trees, and our highest value urban forest. Otherwise, Atlanta will become unbearably hot with catastrophic stormwater costs, falling property values, and broken communities.
Please use the power of your office to help make changes to our Tree Ordinance that:
- SAVE MORE TREES: by planning for trees at the beginning of the development process
- PRESERVE OUR BEST TREES
- REDUCE GRADING AND IMPERVIOUS SURFACE
- EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT
Our trees are a beloved part of our City’s character and an invaluable, irreplaceable resource. We must make these changes to the Ordinance, or we will lose our urban forest.
Thanks for taking action! For more opportunities to make an impact:
DECISION MAKER CONTACT INFO
District 1: Carla Smith, 404-330-6039, email@example.com
District 2: Amir R. Farokhi, 404-330-6038, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 3: open seat, 404-330-6046, email@example.com
District 4: Cleta Winslow, 404-330-6047, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong, 404-330-6048, email@example.com
District 6: Jennifer N. Ide, 404-330-6049, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 7: Howard Shook, 404-330-6050, email@example.com
District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit, 404-330-6051, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 9: Dustin Hillis, 404-330-6044, email@example.com
District 10: Andrea L. Boone, 404-330-6055, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet, 404-330-6054, email@example.com
District 12: Joyce Sheperd, 404-330-6053, firstname.lastname@example.org
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