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HELP US STOP CELL TOWERS IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS—SIGN THE PETITION

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HELP US STOP CELL TOWERS IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS
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(Update for Friday, September 9, 2016) The county released this map today explaining where the proposed cell towers will be erected. Take a look! Coming to multiple locations in your neighborhood soon.

Montgomery County legislators are trying to pass a zoning amendment without any input from the public. Crown Castle is looking to erect small cell towers (under 30 feet) in public rights-of-way. Montgomery County is helping Crown Castle by amending its zoning laws making it unnecessary for Crown Castle and other companies to obtain the permits and permission currently required by the County Office of Zoning and Hearing (OZAH). These rights-of-way exist between the curb and the sidewalk right in front of our homes and front yards! If this amendment passes, they can erect these towers anywhere. There are currently 120 antenna applications before the county. 

The county is looking to profit from Crown Castle—at the expense of residents and their property, property values, safety and noise concerns. There is a "closed hearing" on September 12 at 2:00 PM (100 Maryland Acenue, 7th Floor, Rockville) to discuss this with the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee. The public can appear at the meeting to show their disapproval of this amendment. If residents show up in number, we will show the legislators that we are against this tactic and this amendment. (View the amendment here.)

News outlets around the DMV are starting to cover this important stories. Take a look at stories covered by NBC Washington and WTOP here. 

Please sign this petition to let Councilmember George Leventhal, Councilmember Nancy Floreen (who is up for re-election) and Councilmember Hans Riemer know you're don't want cell towers on your property, on your street or in your neighborhood. 

For more information, visit this link.

As just one example from the County’s meeting:
Action Item: Crown Castle for Verizon Wireless application to install a 23'-high steel pole and attach a 48"-high omni-directional antenna at the 21' level atop the pole on Montgomery County Government property located at 10900 Silent Wood Place in Potomac (201604-08). New. Conditioned on approval from the Hearing Examiner for a Conditional Use of this property and the proposed facilities meeting the appropriate zoning requirements.



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