[NBLUG/talk] Cell Tower Upgrades in Sebastopol - Update

Christopher Wagner waggie at waggie.net
Wed Dec 7 00:17:29 PST 2011

At the end of a grueling 5.5 hour council meeting, the decision by 
Sebastopol's planning committee has been upheld.  Verizon will be 
permitted to upgrade their existing tower behind City Hall to provide 4G 
LTE service and provide expansion to existing voice services.

I note that Verizon nearly didn't get this opportunity due to some 
avoidable mistakes on their application paperwork.  I hope that they 
improve this in the future.

- Chris

On 12/06/2011 01:46 AM, Christopher Wagner wrote:
> Hi folks, I wanted to let you all know that today (Dec 6th @ 6 pm) the 
> Sebastopol City Council will be hearing citizens regarding a Verizon 
> cell phone tower upgrade at City Hall.  There will be a large 
> contingent of people who are strongly opposed to this upgrade due to 
> concerns about EMF radiation.
> Personally, I support the upgrade, it'll will add 4G coverage in 
> Sebastopol and despite claims by the opposition, my research indicates 
> this will actually reduce overall EMF radiation (newer wireless 
> technologies are far more efficient).  I invite whomever wishes to, to 
> please come and voice your own opinion.  I believe strongly in all 
> people voicing their opinion, but I've noticed there's very little 
> press about this in forums that apply to the more technical crowd.
> After the Free Public WiFi opposition in Sebastopol, I think it would 
> be good for the Sebastopol City Council to see support from folks who 
> are not afraid of this technology.  As noted in the articles below, 
> the council meeting, held at the Youth Annex, at the North end of 
> Morris St., starts at 6, but this item will likely be brought up on 
> the agenda 6:45 or 7.  You need not be a resident of Sebastopol to 
> attend or speak on the topic.
> More information (please note that both articles are written by the 
> opposition):
> http://www.waccobb.net/forums/showthread.php?85428-Sebastopol-blasted-with-more-cell-tower-radiation-YES-or-NO-Dec.-6-City-Council-meeting
> http://tinyurl.com/6q58osf
> If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let me know.
> - Chris Wagner
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