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YOU HAVE HELPED MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN LITTLE ROCK!

ACT NOW !

You should be aware that there are proposed laws in the review process that will address the management of trees, hillsides, and landscapes within the city of Little Rock. These laws will pass or fail within the next few weeks. We request that you become familiar with the changes these proposed ordinances would make. If you decide that you support them, you must make it known soon.

This website will provide you with all the information that you need. On the following pages, you will find the history of the ordinances, a summary of the ordinances, links to the entire ordinances, and a list of suggested action on your part along with other wonderful information.

History:

Appalled by the rapid destruction of the environment with which Little Rock has been naturally blessed, concerned people pushed for attention on this critical situation. As a result, the Land Alteration and Landscape Review Task Force was created by the City of Little Rock in July, 1998, to review the City's land alteration and landscape ordinances and make recommendations for improvement. The Task Force has reviewed relevant Little Rock ordinances, as well as related ordinances from other cities and states.

(To see the entire ordinances, click the City link at the bottom of this page).


Summary:

Land Alteration and Landscape Ordinance Review Task Force

Recommendations to the City of Little Rock

The recommendations now being made to the Little Rock Planning Commission and Board of Directors are intended to promote strong development standards that will enhance the desirability of Little Rock as a place to live and do business.

The Task Force recommendations relate to three areas:

Tree Protection and Preservation

Landscaping

Excavation

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Tree Protection and Preservation

Little Rock lacks a comprehensive Tree Ordinance. The Task Force recommends an expanded Tree Ordinance with the following major provisions:

Landscaping

The Task Force recommends the following major amendments to the City's existing Landscape Ordinance:

Excavation

The Task Force recommends the following amendments to the City's existing Land Alteration Ordinance:

Improve erosion control protection measures.

Conceal hillside scars.

Limit size of hillside cuts.

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The Task Force members:

Dottie Funk, Co-chair - City Beautiful Commission

Herb Hawn, Co-chair - Planning Commission

John Baker - Tree Streets

Bob Callans - Bob Callans & Associates

Mina Drause - River Mountain Neighborhood Action Plan

Mary Underwood - League of Women Voters

Ramsey Ball - Millennium Land and Buildings Co.

Russ McDonough - Winrock Development Corporation

Mark Johnson - Rock Creek Neighborhood Plan

Troy D. Laha - SWLR UP

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Special thanks to:

David Gillespie

Matt Bradley

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Persons interested in additional information or in providing input on these proposals should contact the Land Alteration and Landscape Ordinance Review Task Force at (501) 918-5280.


To see the City of Little Rock webpage for the entire proposal and ordinances:
DINA: Little Rock, Arkansas: Land Alteration and Landscape Review Task Force

The Citizens FOR the Land Alteration Ordinances sponsor this website.

To see the reality of the situation in Little Rock and the urgent need for common sense solutions, see the

Photos page

You Can Make a Difference in the Quality of Life in Little Rock !

ACT NOW !

Upcoming Events and Meetings You Should Know About Are Listed on the

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For UPTODATE News and the Latest Information,

click on: Kate's Corner

Questions? Want to Contribute?

Contact the Citizens FOR the Land Alteration Ordinances via E-mail:

treesandhills@arkie.net

Thank you for your input !


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