Jeff, thank you for asking that question. Since the statement was made by the landscape contractor, per Art Shuetz, “that most of the plants are dead or dying” I would ask for specifics. I took a slow drive down the hill this morning and 90% of the plants I saw looks very healthy, were blooming and full. Hardly the look of dying plants.
My suggestion, were I on the Council board, would be to place priorities on the work. The trimming of the trees, repair to any sprinkler lines etc. should come first. With a quote in the millions, in my opinion, a plan needs to be made in order of urgent priorities and spread work out over a reasonable time period.
I would like to know why the Council board only meets 4 times a year and how many of them have taken a good looks at the areas they are responsible for.