2,700 Trees to Be Trimmed in Local Districts
The city has set aside $4.5 million for tree trimming during 2017 and 2018, including in local neighborhoods.
“The goal is to trim about a combined 2,700 trees in [Los Angeles City] Council Districts 4 and 13 for fiscal year 2017-18,” said Paul Gomez, a spokesperson for Los Angeles Dept. of Public Works.
As of press time, no specific locations for such work within the districts, or a time frame, had yet been scheduled, according to Gomez.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti originally proposed over $7 million of his $9.2 billion city budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 toward tree-trimming in Los Angeles’ 15 council districts. But ultimately, the figure was reduced.
The city’s 2017-2018 fiscal year runs from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018.