|Action||Amend Vegetation Control Regulations on State Rights of Way|
|Comment Period||Ends 2/2/2022|
The final sentence in my just submitted comments was intended to read “…therefore, this regulation should NOT be fast tracked.”
This proposed regulation amended doesn’t not properly consider the costs to the public interest and welfare versus the private benefit of the pruning and tree removal that this would allow. The amendment is focused solely on benefits to private businesses, and does not protect the larger public costs (e.g. stormwater capture, air purification, shade, aesthetics, etc.). This proposal is not based on a credible cost-benefit analysis; therefore, this regulation should NOT be fast tracked.