County Council-member Robert Carroll has proposed three bills in support on our county’s environment by planting and preserving many more trees throughout our islands. While a similar effort a decade ago failed, Carroll believes that crafting the bills to address some of the prior objections will offer a much improved chance of success this time around.
The first public hearing was held Tuesday 9/17/13 at 1:30 PM before council member Don Guzman’s Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture and Recreation (EAR) committee, at which your Association testified in support of this first bill, labeled EAR-17. All public testimony was in favor of the bill, but after discussion by the committee, the bill was deferred to further examine some aspects of the legislation. Stay tuned for updates.