Monday, November 9, 2015

San Francisco's Tree Maintenance and Financing Proposal

San Francisco's Department of Public Works (SFDPW) plants and maintains street trees, issues planting and removal permits to residents, and provides emergency tree response.

Recently, BOMA San Francisco members met with Supervisor Scott Wiener to discuss a potential proposition where street tree maintenance would be transferred to the SFDPW and paid for via a parcel tax on land owners. The tree maintenance transfer program would allow for SFDPW to maintain 100% of the City's street trees. At present, fronting property owners are responsible for the maintenance of street trees in the public right of way. 

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The proposal suggests a new parcel tax for all property owners depending on the parcel size:

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