Point Loma residents protest Mayor Todd Gloria’s palm tree removal plan on Newport Ave.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Residents in Point Loma joined together to stop the city from cutting the iconic palm trees in Newport Ave.
Dozens of trees in the San Diego neighborhood have been deemed as a “hazard” to aircrafts during foggy weather. But residents say they had little warning before the buzzsaws showed up, the homeowners were only sent a letter of notice beforehand.
KUSI’s Dan Plante went to Newport Ave as neighbors successfully protested the removal of the trees.
The neighbors told Plante that they tried to contact Mayor Todd Gloria, and City Council President Jen Campbell, who also represents this district, but were ignored.
Furthermore, the neighbors expressed concern for the City of San Diego’s attempt to remove these palm trees without any input from the people who live in the area.