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cell towers

31 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to City Council of Saratoga

Halt ordinance allowing new cell towers in Saratoga, CA!

On September 11 the Saratoga, CA Planning Commission will vote to implement a FCC regulation which would allow new wireless cell towers to be installed—UP TO 50 FEET TALL and as close as EVERY 100 METERS—throughout Saratoga neighborhoods. The City Council will vote on this later in September or October. But that FCC regulation has been challenged in court by the US Conference of Mayors, representing over 1,400 municipalities— including Saratoga.  Our own Cong. Anna Eshoo has introduced a bill in Congress to repeal the FCC regulation.   The Planning Commission and City Council should await the outcome of that court case in the next several months, and then carefully develop a revised Ordinance to appropriately regulate 5G cell towers. More than 15 CA cities (and many others across the US) have already passed ordinances to carefully manage these cell towers. The risks posed by these new towers: 1) potential health effects, 2) impact on property value—a 2014 survey found 94% would pay less for, and 79% would refuse outright, to buy or rent property near a cell tower, 3) higher energy usage and costs for consumers, 4) cyber security and privacy issues, 5) costs of maintenance/oversight passed on to cities and consumers, 6) loss of local control over what technologies we want in light of associated risks.   Please write to oppose any hasty ordinances to install cell towers into your neighborhood!

Leonard Shen
101 supporters
Started 3 days ago

Petition to City Of South Lake Tahoe, Mayor Brooke Laine, Verizon, California Governor, South Lake Tahoe

NO CELL TOWERS NEXT TO OUR HOMES AND SCHOOLS!

Smart, educated and proactive cities are pushing back against the FCC deployment of cellular infrastructure that threaten residential neighborhoods. Many cities have implemented strict telecommunication guidelines with a minimum 1500 foot distance from schools and homes. These restrictions aim to protect us all, and can still provide the level of coverage and new technology necessary without ruining our beautiful city, rich ecosystem or health.AestheticThese highly visible, highly contentious, highly disruptive commercial equipment destroys the character of our neighborhoods and schools and are negatively impacting our natural environment.Environmental ImpactCollapse of insect populations, the base of food for birds and bats.Rise in bacterial resistance and bacterial shifts.Damage to plants and trees.Health Concerns The long term effects are unknown, and the only measure the FCC requires to test on RF are at the ground level and through heat. “More than 230 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research on EMF and biology or health have signed an appeal to the World Health Organization calling for precautionary health warnings and stronger regulation of wireless radiation.” Condemned PropertyResearch indicates that over 90% of home buyers and renters are less interested in properties near cell towers and would pay less for a property in close vicinity. Documentation of a 20% drop in property value is published in multiple surveys.

Tahoe Stewards LLC
47 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to John Hess Lake County Planning Commision

Oppose Verizon wireless’ plan to install 5G tower in center of Middletown, California.

Urgent Action is needed. There is currently an application with the County of Lake Planning Department to grant variances to Verizon Wireless in order to install a 5G tower on Highway 175 between Bush and Stewart Streets. This is two blocks away from our High School, Middle School and Elementary school, not to mention multiple nearby daycares, churches and other schools.  Verizon is requesting a 96% set back variance from the residences that abut the property, in other words they want to eliminate cell phone tower set back requirements in Lake County CA.  These towers have been linked to multiple heath concerns including; Brain Cancer (especially in children), depression, insomnia and infertility. The international biomedical research community is increasingly linking radio frequency radiation from wireless devices to adverse health effects. Among the devices of concern are cell towers and cell phones. Most recently, in 2016, the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health linked cellular radio frequency radiation to malignant brain tumors (gliomas) and malignant nerve tumors (schwannomas) of the heart in rats.  - Ronald M. Powell (retired U.S. Government scientist; Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard University) Last year, California Department of Public Health officials finally released a draft document outlining health concerns stemming from cellphone radiation — including multiple cancers and infertility. “We have evidence of brain tumors and other head and neck tumors. We also have evidence of sperm damage in males, infertility in females,” -Joel Moskowitz of U.C. Berkeley’s School of Public Health, who sued the state in 2016 under the California Public Records Act to obtain the information. In the Town of Ripon California, Sprint Wireless, just turned off a 5G tower they installed at Weston Elementary School after the 4th reported case of brain cancer in young students at that school. There were also 3 reported cases of brain and lymph node cancer in adults at that same school. see “Power Shut of to Weston Cell Tower” https://www.mantecabulletin.com/news/local-news/power-shut-weston-cell-tower/ Also see: Brussels: The First Major City To Halt 5G Due To Health Effects https://www.worldhealth.net/news/brussels-first-major-city-halt-5g-due-health-effects/   Better cell phone coverage should not mean risking the health of our children. >>> Website: http://www.stop5gmiddletown.org >>> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stop5Gmiddletown/ Make your voice heard! Planning commission hearing: Where: Lakeport Board of Supervisors chambers  255 North Forbes St Lakeport  When: Thursday May 23, 2019 @ 1PM  ( please note hearing date has changed)  Contact:Michalyn DelValle, Director, Lake County Community Development (707) 263-2221 michalyn.delvalle@lakecountyca.govMark Roberts, Planner, Lake County Community Development (707) 263-2221mark.roberts@lakecountyca.govJohn Hess, Lake County Planning Commissioner, District 1 (202) 999-9221Dist1planningcomm@lakecountyca.govOther concerns we have: This video confirms Verizon’s 5G intentions for Lake County CA.  Please watch: https://youtu.be/QhOXhZDmyOY Middletown has been devastated after 2015 fire. Many residents have not returned. Many residents will leave rather then be exposed.Businesses are struggling to stay open.Property owners’ rights concernsIntrudes on the land, property and airspace of residents in immediate vicinity. Will diminish property values and thereby reduce property tax revenue Removes the right of the homeowner to live on their own property. We encourage people to leave a comment in the discussion section, every bit helps! 

Francisco Rivero
1,127 supporters