FILED: February 11, 1998
NORMAN L. LINDSTEDT and
CITY OF CANNON BEACH,
Judicial Review from Land Use Board of Appeals.
Argued and submitted December 11, 1997.
Norman L. Lindstedt argued the cause and filed the brief for petitioners. With him
on the brief was Lindstedt, Buono & Welch.
William R. Canessa argued the cause and filed the brief for respondent. With him
on the brief was Campbell, Moberg, Canessa, Faber & Hooley, P.C.
Before Landau, Presiding Judge, and Deits, Chief Judge, and Leeson, Judge.
Petitioners seek review of LUBA's decision affirming the City of Cannon Beach's denial of a permit that petitioners sought to remove a tree located on their residential property. Petitioners' principal contention is that the city exceeded its regulatory authority by denying the permit and by requiring a permit to remove a single tree from their backyard.
The city's zoning ordinance contains provisions pertaining to the removal of trees. Paragraph 15 of the "General Development Policies" in the city's acknowledged comprehensive plan provides:
"The city shall regulate the removal of trees in order to preserve the city's aesthetic character, as well as to control problems associated with soil erosion and landslide hazards."
Petitioners focus on whether the city's regulation is authorized by any state statute pertaining to land use. They do not discuss the quoted plan provision, much less explain why the regulatory authority that it purports to confer is precluded by any state statute. Given the acknowledged status of the plan provision and the arguments that petitioners present, petitioners do not demonstrate reversible error in LUBA's conclusion that the city has the requisite regulatory authority. See ORS 197.829(1)(d); Friends of Neabeack Hill v. City of Philomath, 139 Or App 39, 911 P2d 350, rev den 323 Or 136 (1996).
We have considered petitioners' arguments on the other issues they raise and conclude that they do not necessitate discussion.
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