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Clearing Open Space by Adjacent Property Owners Policy

In accordance with Municipal Code 12.20.020, permission is required to cut or remove any wood, timber, brush or other material from within the boundaries of public parks and open space. Open space is generally left undisturbed with no maintenance activity or responsibility of the City's work force.

Blackberries, weeds, and other noxious plants which grow easily in unmaintained open space provides minimal value as habitat and can become an eyesore and nuisance to adjacent property owners. This policy establishes guidelines for maintenance of public open space by adjacent property owners.

The following are guidelines for maintenance of public open space by adjacent property owners. Permission must be obtained from the Parks and Recreation Department prior to the beginning of any work.