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‘Everything was there and then it wasn’t’: Developers allowed to skirt tree ordinance

In 2019, a city environmental plans examiner emailed then-state Rep. Roland Gutierrez to inform him he had violated San Antonio’s tree preservation ordinance by chopping down a large heritage oak without a permit on a lot he was developing.

“There will be a work without permit penalty of $2,000 assessed to your project,” Robin Loyd wrote to Gutierrez, D-San Antonio.

Read more from Brian Chasnoff with San Antonio Express-News here.