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G-3 <br />PRESERVATION OF VIEWS <br />The purpose of this policy is to identify the importance of views lost to excessive plant <br />growth. The objectives of this policy are to: <br />Preserve and promote the aesthetic and environmental benefits provided by <br />trees and the preservation of views of the surrounding locale, recognizing views <br />can be enhanced and framed by properly maintained trees. <br />By example, City will endeavor to maintain all City-owned plants in a manner to <br />maximize public and private view planes. Exceptions can be trees that in <br />themselves enhance either the overall beauty of the area or are included in <br />Preservation of Special Trees list of Council Policy G-1 (Retention or Removal of <br />City Trees). Special requests for view trimming of City trees shall not be <br />honored to protect the tree trimming cycle/schedule unless deemed necessary by <br />the General Services Director or the resident complies with the provisions of the <br />Tree Trimming Standards/Supplemental Trimming section of Council Policy <br />In an effort to preserve views in the 200 blocks of Carnation, Jasmine, Larkspur, <br />Marigold, and Orchid Avenues, the planting of parkway trees is prohibited. <br />Definitions to clarify this policy are: <br />A.Unreasonable Obstruction of View. A tree, shrub, hedge or other vegetation <br />should be maintained on public property in the City in such a manner as to not <br />unreasonably obstruct the view from other property. <br />B.Views. "View" means a range of sight including pleasing vistas or prospects or <br />scenes. Views include, but are not limited to, the sight of geologic features, bays, <br />oceans, skylines, bridges and parks. <br />Adopted - July 22,1991 <br />Amended - January 24,1994 <br />Amended - March 14, 2000 <br />Formerly 1-12 <br />1