Don’t Deface Our Neighborhood For Your Profit
  • Petitioned Lowell C. McAdam

This petition was delivered to:

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon
Lowell C. McAdam
Public Affairs, Policy and Communications
Thomas J Tauke
Mike Murray,Director - Government/External Affairs
Executive Vice President
Roger Gurnani

Don’t Deface Our Neighborhood For Your Profit

    1. Emily Stevens
    2. Petition by

      Emily Stevens

      Long Beach, CA

We are upset that Verizon has placed huge, unsightly cables in our neighborhood. Verizon should not have the power to deface residential neighborhoods by placing cables and large equipment in front of houses and threading cables through beautiful, mature trees. This compromises property values and potentially poses a safety threat.

Recent signatures


    1. This issue is on the city council agenda for June 19, 2012

      Emily Stevens
      Petition Organizer

      agenda item from Vice Mayor Lowenthal on utility cables coming before City Council on June 19. Vice Mayor Lowenthal thanks RPNA for their partnershipon this matter and encourages residents to testify in support of the item or send their comments electronically to City Council via the City's eComment. The meeting starts at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 19. The UtilityCables motion is tentatively #18 on the agenda.
      To use eComment, go to the next meeting agenda online at The eComment system is available for use each Friday afternoon before the council's Tuesday meeting.

    2. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Linda Pemberton LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I think it degrades the neighborhood to have unsightly wires hanging everywhere. I also think it is difficult for repairmen coming to the house to troubleshoot electrical, phone, cable issues to have to sort through all the different wires..

    • Brenda Adams LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      They are not only ugly but dangerous.

    • Eleanor Vermillion LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Not only are dangling and obviously useless cables an affront to the aesthetics of our neighborhoods, I believe they can present a hazardous threat to the health and well being of local residents, ie., electrical fires and physical damage that may be caused in case of inclement weather. Please visit the cable poles on 6th St. running along the alley (north-south) between Loma and Euclid. I have been a loyal customer for many years and a company as large and profitable as Verizon should be leading the way on best industry practices.

    • Dianne Sundstrom LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      My street is a mess and needs to be cleaned up!

    • Kelly Baker LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is a blight in our neighborhoods. The lines are so low in places that the are only 3 feet over backyard fence lines. I could hang my laundry on them. I have also noticed that the neighborhoods more i packed by this are the ones outside of Belmont Shore/Heights. Is this a form of discrimination?


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