Waiver and warrants
But as the other houses and tree situation, I checked a number of addresses with Quatisha Oguntoyinbo-Rashad, Chief, Environmental Resources from the city's Planning & Zoning Department. She sent me copies of the warrants and waivers asking that many trees be destroyed and also images of the postings on the properties. Even though the notices are up, people are not appealing.
Again, homes near the construction sites are sent notices and they are posted on the property. The City received no appeals. This is regarding all of these properties in the Grove. All over the Grove. So if you see something, say something, before the trees are cut. It seems that we notice the bare trees, but don't take time to notice the notices that are put up in advance of the destruction. I think if enough builders see how serious we are about trees in Coconut Grove, they may start accommodating rather than fighting the neighbors and their appeals, but you have to appeal if you want to make a difference. Complaining after the fact really does nothing, the fine is paid, the house is built. Now what?
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