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PRESERVATION OF VIEWS <br />G -3 <br />The purpose of this policy is to identify the importance of views lost to excessive <br />plant growth. The objectives of this policy are to: <br />1. Preserve and promote the aesthetic and environmental benefits <br />provided by trees and the preservation of views of the surrounding <br />locale, recognizing views can be enhanced and framed by properly <br />maintained trees. <br />2. By example, City will endeavor to maintain all City -owned plants <br />in a manner to maximize public and private view planes. <br />Exceptions can be trees that in themselves enhance either the <br />overall beauty of the area or are included in Preservation of Special <br />Trees (G -1). Special requests for view trimming of City trees shall <br />not be honored to protect the tree trimming cycle /schedule unless <br />deemed necessary by the General Services Director. City trees <br />shall be trimmed for view only during their scheduled trimming. <br />Exceptions to this will be referred to the Parks, Beaches and <br />Recreation Commission. <br />In an effort to preserve views in the 200 blocks of Jasmine, Larkspur, Marigold, <br />and Orchid, the planting of parkway trees is prohibited. <br />Definitions to clarify this policy are: <br />1. Unreasonable Obstruction of View <br />A tree, shrub, hedge or other vegetation should be maintained on <br />public property in the City in such a manner as to not <br />unreasonably obstruct the view from other property. <br />2. Views <br />View" means a range of sight including pleasing vistas or <br />prospects or scenes. Views include, but are not limited to, the sight <br />of geologic features, bays, oceans, skylines, bridges and parks. <br />Adopted 7/22/91 <br />Amended 1/24/1994 <br />Formerly I -12