Town Council fines Woodside couple $10,000 for felling trees without a permit Woodside, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Sep 14, 2009 at 10:26 pm
A couple who cut several significant trees in Woodside without a permit drew a hefty fine. The Town Council dramatically reduced the penalty while trying to send a message that in this community, trees have standing.
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Posted by eightball, a resident of the Woodside: other neighborhood, on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm
Dear Pondering - I think you've missed the point of the article. It's about subjective use of an ordinance and the property owner's name is insignificant. But since you've decided to be anonymously personal, please remember that there are TWO Dr. Eric Weisses in Woodside: one with a famously arrogant reputation and one with a very admirable reputation. This particular one was the admirable one!
Posted by brook, a resident of the Woodside: Mountain Home Road neighborhood, on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm
I agree with eightball. The Eric Weiss referred to in this article is an amazingly generous person. He's widely recognized as an integral part of our community for 20 years - having spent more than a decade volunteering to work w/ Woodside Fire District, CEERP, several Woodside School committees, etc. You must have the wrong guy!
Also agree that this isn't the issue. The fine for something like this (where everyone agrees it was beneficial) should be reflective of the negative impact on the environment (i.e. NONE!!)