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L.A. city councilman wants to cap charges by private tree trimmers
L.A. city councilman wants to cap charges by private tree trimmers

Worried about surging prices charged by private companies to trim Los Angeles'  trees, City Councilman Paul Krekorian wants to see if the city can cap the amount it pays per tree. "The fact that tree-trimming contracting costs have jumped so much is unacceptable,” Krekorian said Wednesday. “We've got to find out why this is happening and take steps to change course.” The Times reported last week that prices charged by private companies has soared in recent years, after the city laid off dozens of its own tree trimmers. Between 2009 and 2013, the average low bid to trim a single tree leapt from nearly $56 to more than $120, according to The...

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