No room for tree policy

Editor:
Re: White Rock tree policy to be reviewed, March 23.

Editor:

Re: White Rock tree policy to be reviewed, March 23.

A policy is not a bylaw, and the City of White Rock should know the difference – or perhaps they did.

A policy does not require a public hearing, whereas a bylaw does.

Was it intentional that the city did an end around its own tree-management bylaw, which requires residents to follow specific rules, but the policy gives the city to do otherwise? There is no provision for removal of trees in the city’s tree bylaw.

The city could save staff and its residents’ time by simply removing the policy from its books and following its own bylaw.

Phil Le Good, White Rock