Alex Zielinski

Alex Zielinski is a reporter for Way Out West News, dedicated to daily coverage of Bay Area green news with an eye on regionally and nationally relevant stories. WOW is produced by two local environmental journalists, and their partners, who are camping out at public meetings, traipsing through parks, and sticking our noses into green tech research to bring you stories that matter.

SF to Shift Street Tree Care to Property Owners


Due to looming city budget cuts, SF Mayor Ed Lee recently produced a budget package that cut $300,000 from street tree care. The proposal would shift the city’s responsibility for 24,000 trees in front of private property onto the property owners over the next seven years.