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By a Santa Monica City Council vote of 4 to 1 at last nights’ Council meeting, a City process has begun that hopefully will lead to the establishment of an advisory Santa Monica Urban Forestry Commission.

The vote was to refer the issue to City Staff to recommend a process-possibly appointing a task force- to evaluate and study the best structure and scope that would serve Santa Monica the best.

The vote on the Treesavers agenda item request was:

Ken Genser (who made the motion) YES

Richard Bloom YES

Pam O’Connor YES

Kevin McKeown YES

Robert Holbrook NO

Mayor Herb Katz and Bobby Shriver were not present.

This could be a very positive and cooperative City and community endeavor, But, let’s keep gathering community support as this hopefully inclusive process begins.

Thank you,

Jerry Rubin

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