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Petitioning Austin City Council Bill Spelman and 39 others

We the people vote for trees.

On Thursday May 24, 2012 Austin City Council voted for big business.

City Council voted 7 to 0 allowing a waiver to the Heritage Tree Ordinance so that the property developer Trammell Crow Company could remove seven heritage trees from the development site at the Green Water Treatment Plant in the very heart of downtown Austin, TX.

These seven heritage trees (six live oaks and one 33" caliper pecan tree) are next to the sidewalks and can easily be saved by incorporating them into the design of the landscape. The trees are within a stones throw of Austin City Hall and the "Margret Hofmann oaks" on Cesar Chavez.

We are committed to following in the footsteps of Austin's Tree Lady, Margret Hofmann, who fought for the heritage tree ordinance as a council member in the 1970's. She was a pioneer in her dedication to trees, and her tireless efforts contributed enormously to the beautiful green city we enjoy today.

Your signature is vital in telling the City and Trammell Crow Company that everyone must abide for the Heritage Tree Ordinance. Vote for the trees and create an Austin that future generations will be proud of!

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Austin City Council
    Bill Spelman
  • Texas State Representative
    Mark Strama
  • Texas State Representative
    Eddie Rodriguez
  • Texas State Senator
    Jeff Wentworth
  • Texas State Senator
    Kirk Watson
  • Austin City Council
    Laura Morrison
  • Austin City Council
    Kathie Tovo
  • Austin City Council
    Sheryl Cole
  • Austin City Council
    Mike Martinez
  • Texas State Representative
    Dawnna Dukes
  • Texas State Representative
    Donna Howard
  • Managing Director, Trammell Crow Houston Company
    Aaron Thielhorn
  • Principal, Trammell Crow Austin Company
    Adam Nims
  • General Counsel, Trammell Crow Dallas Company
    Scott Dyche
  • Chief Investments, Trammell Crow Company
    Craig Cheney
  • COO, Trammell Crow Company
    Michel Duffy
  • President, Western Operations, Trammell Crow Company
    John Stirek
  • CEO, Trammell Crow Company
    Daniel Queenan
  • Texas State Representative
    Elliott Naishtat
  • Austin City Council
    Chris Riley
  • Mayor of Austin
    Lee Leffingwell
  • City Council Staff
    Nancy Williams
  • City Council Staff
    Amy Everheart
  • Sustainability Officer
    Lucia Athens
  • Planning and Development Review Department
    Greg Guernsey
  • City Manager
    Marc Ott
  • Attorney, City Legal
    Brent Lloyd
  • Assistant City Manager, Development
    Sue Edwards
  • Director of Economic Growth Redevelopment Services
    Kevin Johns
  • City Council Aide
    Leah Bojo
  • City Council Aide
    Lewis Leff
  • General Counsel, Senator Kirk Watson
    Susan Nold
  • City Council Aide
    Robert Levinski
  • City Council Aide
    Barbara Rush
  • City Council Aide
    Shannon Halley
  • City Council Aide
    Barksdale English
  • City Council Aide
    Heidi Gerbracht
  • City Council Aide
    Michael McGill
  • City Council Aide
    Andrew Moore
  • VP, Development and Construction, Trammell Crow Austin Company
    Mark Fowler

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