ATLANTA TREE ORDINANCE — YOUR VOICE IS CRITICAL
We have a rare opportunity right now to protect our urban forest. The city is revising the Tree Ordinance in the next few months and it will not be reviewed again for another decade or more. In response to this opportunity, Atlantans (including arborists, architects, builders, and naturalists) have collaborated to develop a 4-Step Plan for the ordinance that would balance our growth plan to embrace our economy, community, and our urban forest.
* EMAIL YOUR CITY OFFICIALS *
Copy/paste this letter and send to the Urban Ecology Framework team, your Council Member, Tim Keane, and Mayor Lance-Bottoms. Contact list and district map at the bottom of this page.
Dear ________ ,
[Share a personal note here]
Atlanta’s urban forest is an invaluable resource that exists mostly on residential property. With a stronger Tree Ordinance it is possible to sustain our unique canopy as we grow.
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 & IMPERVIOUS SURFACE
- RESULT IN EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
City of Atlanta Elected Officials (email 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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