We have a rare opportunity right now to protect our urban forest. In the next few weeks the city will write the first draft of the new Atlanta 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.
* EMAIL YOUR CITY OFFICIALS *
Copy/paste this letter and send to the UEF team, your Council Member, Mayor Bottoms, and Tim Keane (anyone in Metro Atlanta can write the UEF team and Tim Keane). Full contact info and a district map at the bottom of this page.
[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
- ENSURE EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT
Our trees are a beloved part of our City’s character and an invaluable, irreplaceable resource. If our Ordinance does not work, we will lose our urban forest.
DECISION MAKER CONTACT LIST
Urban Ecology Framework Team (this is the group that is writing the ordinance AND asking for your input!)
City of Atlanta Urban Ecology Framework, C/O PEQ, INC.
110 Orchard St.
Fairburn, GA 30213
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Atlanta Elected Officials (write your council person, Tim Keane and Mayor Lance-Bottoms). Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303
Atlanta City Council: Suite 2900
City Council President: Felicia Moore, 404-330-6052, email@example.com
District 1: Carla Smith, 404-330-6039, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 2: Amir R. Farokhi, 404-330-6038, email@example.com
District 3: open seat, 404-330-6046, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 4: Cleta Winslow, 404-330-6047, email@example.com
District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong, 404-330-6048, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 6: Jennifer N. Ide, 404-330-6049, email@example.com
District 7: Howard Shook, 404-330-6050, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit, 404-330-6051, email@example.com
District 9: Dustin Hillis, 404-330-6044, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 10: Andrea L. Boone, 404-330-6055, email@example.com
District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet, 404-330-6054, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 12: Joyce Sheperd, 404-330-6053, email@example.com
Thanks for taking action! For more opportunities to make a difference: