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On October 12, 2010, at the regularly scheduled meeting, Council will review the 2010 Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) Amendment for the Historic City Hall Project.

The amendment to the original 2006 MND for the City Hall restoration project has been circulated in accordance with CEQA guidelines. Four (4) mature deodar cedar trees (see A3 through A6) and one (1) mature Italian cypress (A7) are proposed for removal in order to access the building and complete the repairs. These trees are interfering with the construction access to the building.

The two large deodar cedars in the front of City Hall next to Palma Avenue (A1 and A2) are proposed to remain on site in order to preserve this view of City Hall from the Sunken Gardens. By removing the other five trees, the two cedars along Palma can be properly protected during construction and equipment can be redirected away from the critical root zone of these two trees during construction in an effort to save the two most critical trees.

Neither the Deodar Cedar nor the Italian Cypress are native trees that are protected by the City’s Tree Protection Ordinance. However, the trees are part of the historic setting of the Atascadero City Hall and, therefore, are covered under the National Register of Historic Places designation. The arborist estimates that these trees are about 90 years old. Deodar Cedars typically have a life span of up to 130 years.

Tree Protection Plan

October 12, 2010 Staff Report to Council on Tree Protection

Construction Docs & Bid Packages

Construction Manager

Design Team

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