TO Tree Advocates Fill City Council Meeting

Thousand Oaks residents came out to the city council meeting on Tuesday, May 13 to protest the removal of mature trees from the Westlake Plaza. Read more in this week’s Thousand Oaks Acorn article.

 

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SENSITIVE SUBJECT - Westlake resident Joan Edwards pleads with the Thousand Oaks City Council members for a modification of the tree removal process, to prevent a situation like that at the Westlake Plaza from ever happening again, during a council meeting on Tuesday, May 13.

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SENSITIVE SUBJECT – Westlake resident Joan Edwards pleads with the Thousand Oaks City Council members for a modification of the tree removal process, to prevent a situation like that at the Westlake Plaza from ever happening again, during a council meeting on Tuesday, May 13.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SENSITIVE SUBJECT - Thousand Oaks City Council member Jacqui Irwin talks with Westlake resident Shoshanna Brower, center, and fellow community members following the council's discussion about modifying the tree removal process at the meeting on Tuesday, May 13.

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SENSITIVE SUBJECT – Thousand Oaks City Council member Jacqui Irwin talks with Westlake resident Shoshanna Brower, center, and fellow community members following the council’s discussion about modifying the tree removal process at the meeting on Tuesday, May 13.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SENSITIVE SUBJECT - Thousand Oaks resident and local landscape architect James Dean holds up a copy of "Proceedings of the Symposium on Ecology, Management and Utilization of California Oaks," and asks the Thousand Oaks City Council to consult tree experts as they consider modifying the city's tree removal permit process, at the council meeting on Tuesday, May 13.

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SENSITIVE SUBJECT – Thousand Oaks resident and local landscape architect James Dean holds up a copy of “Proceedings of the Symposium on Ecology, Management and Utilization of California Oaks,” and asks the Thousand Oaks City Council to consult tree experts as they consider modifying the city’s tree removal permit process, at the council meeting on Tuesday, May 13.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SENSITIVE SUBJECT - Thousand Oaks resident Elisa Bell points at Thousand Oaks Community Development Director John Prescott, demanding to know why he is still in his job if the trees at Westlake Plaza are gone, during her statement to the Thousand Oaks City Council on Tuesday, May 13.

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SENSITIVE SUBJECT – Thousand Oaks resident Elisa Bell points at Thousand Oaks Community Development Director John Prescott, demanding to know why he is still in his job if the trees at Westlake Plaza are gone, during her statement to the Thousand Oaks City Council on Tuesday, May 13.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SENSITIVE SUBJECT - John Prescott, Thousand Oaks Community Development Director, explains the process by which Regency obtained permits to cut down hundreds of mature trees at the Westlake Plaza, during a Thousand Oaks City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 13.

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SENSITIVE SUBJECT – John Prescott, Thousand Oaks Community Development Director, explains the process by which Regency obtained permits to cut down hundreds of mature trees at the Westlake Plaza, during a Thousand Oaks City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 13.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SENSITIVE SUBJECT - Residents protesting against the recent removal of mature trees at the Westlake Plaza wear "Save Our Trees" pins at the Thousand Oaks City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 13.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers
SENSITIVE SUBJECT – Residents protesting against the recent removal of mature trees at the Westlake Plaza wear “Save Our Trees” pins at the Thousand Oaks City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 13.

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