Developers vs. Trees
San Antonio must find a Goldilocks solution to saving our trees.
We dont want to be ridiculously strict, like Austin. But if its left to typical builders and developers, trees will continue to be shoved into shredders faster than you can say trees shoved into shredders.
In the next couple of weeks, lets see whether the developers still run the city. I believe they do. The proposed changes to our already-weak tree preservation law will turn out to be mostly written by them.
If the mayor and council members do put some teeth into the rules, I might croak. Please try to revive me. If you do care one way or the other about protecting our trees, nows the time to contact said elected officials. Otherwise theyll conclude that no one cares, and no ones watching.
believe no elected official ever votes against his campaign donors. I
believe that is about to be proven yet another time.
Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.