At its meeting on Wednesday, the Nevada City Council will “discuss and consider the possibility/interest in developing a City Ordinance creating a telecommunications facility and antenna criteria plan and provide staff direction.”
I applaud this, and I hope the Council follows through with an ordinance that preserves aesthetics and addresses other concerns but still makes it possible for advanced wireless technologies. Let’s explore underground vaults for this equipment, as other cities have.
This can be a “win-win,” not a divisive issue as it has been elsewhere. Nevada City is not alone: cities thoughout California are addressing this — some with success.
It’s also OK to push back and get the best deal for a city, rather than being snide and dismissive about the concerns:
“Concord Regional School Committee rejects cell tower; debate continues in Concord Concord School Cell Tower Debate April 17, 2018
“Danville Danville Residents Express Radiation Concerns Over Building of Small Cell Towers New rules are being proposed for Danville that “would exempt small cells from land use permit and the associated submittal requirements.” Danville Commission New Cell Tower Fast Tracking Permitting Rules Proposed
“Hillsborough Hillsborough Residents fight Cell Towers
- My Street My Choice Monterey http://mystreetmychoice.com/monterey.html
- My Street My Choice Napa http://mystreetmychoice.com/napa.html
- My Street My Choice Palo Alto http://mystreetmychoice.com/paloalto.html
“Petaluma- Municipal Code updated http://scientists4wiredtech.com/petaluma/#resolution.
“Piedmont Cell Antenna Sites OK’d: No One’s Happy . Piedmont, an East Bay city, denied antennas for 5 of 8 cell antenna sites, stating that they were out of compliance with city standards, design guidelines, noise levels and the general plan. City of Piedmont, Council Meeting Oct 16, 2017. The city did approve some cell towers out of fear of being sued. Fear of Lawsuit Prompts Site ApprovalWith All Parties Unhappy.
“Running Springs- Catholic Church and Retreat Center, Proliferation of Cell Towers Raises Concerns
- No Gap in coverage Sebastopol You Tube March 10, 2018
- My Street My Choice Sonoma http://mystreetmychoice.com/sonoma.html
- My Street My Choice Santa Rosa. http://mystreetmychoice.com/santarosa.html
Source: Physicians for Safe Technology”