Any tree or shrub growing in any public property, on private property, or in a planting strip abutting public property, which is endangering or which may endanger the security of usefulness of any public street, sewer, sidewalk or utility, is declared to be a public nuisance; and the City may remove or trim the tree or shrub, or may require the property owner to remove or trim the tree or shrub. Trees or shrubs extending over any public street, except an alley, shall be trimmed in such a manner as to provide a minimum 14 feet vertical clearance over the street. Trees or shrubs extending over an alley shall be trimmed in such a manner as to provide a minimum 12 feet vertical clearance over that portion of the alley subject to vehicle use.
Failure of the property owner to remove or trim the tree or shrub within 30 days of receiving notice by the City Recorder is a violation of this chapter, and the City Administrator may then remove or trim the tree or shrub and assess the costs against the property. (Ord. 2888, amended, 09/03/2002)