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Petition to take action to protect our families, homes and other property within the Santa Barbara Shores and adjacent sub-divisions of Goleta

Since the most recent rains we have experienced at least three large eucalyptus trees falling along Elwood Canyon Creek which runs through our housing area. Thankfully no one was injured although one of the trees did hit and damage a residence on Newport Drive. If any one of these 3 to 5 ton trees had fallen in a slightly different direction they could have crushed one or more houses and potentially injured or killed anyone who may have been inside at the time.

The City and Coastal Commission last summer had approved the trimming and removal of similar hazard trees by SCE along the grove of eucalyptus west of Pebble Beach Drive and the lines and homes there are now safe from tree damage. We deserve the same level of protection in our part of the neighborhood!

In order to preclude a catastrophe from happening we the undersigned respectfully request the City of Goleta to support or approve all permits required for Southern California Edison to complete the trimming, topping or other pruning deemed necessary to protect the SCE power lines and the homes and families adjacent to them.

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