All City Council Meetings are held at 955 School Street, Napa, CA 94559 in the City Council Chambers.
Tonight there will be a FULL review by Public Works, City Attorney, City Council and YOU on the 60+ Verizon 4G/5G Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antenna (CPMRA) installations in Napa neighborhoods. Come at 5:30 for helpful tips. Call the Council to object. See contact info below. Thank you!
|Napa 018||7/14/2017||12/11/2017||EP1710-0017||2449 Soscol Ave.|
|v||Napa 029||7/14/2017||12/11/2017||EP1802-0061||1746 Yajome St.|
|Napa 031||7/14/2017||12/11/2017||EP1710-0026||2790 Kilburn Ave.|
|Napa 052||7/14/2017||12/11/2017||EP1710-0027||2601 Elm St.|
|Napa 055||7/14/2017||12/11/2017||EP1710-0025||475 Jefferson St.|
|v||Napa 056||7/14/2017||12/11/2017||EP1710-0016||1850 Old Sonoma Rd.|
|v||Napa 004||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP1711-0018||1857 Sierra Ave.|
|Napa 014||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP1803-0012||2855 Marin Street|
|v||Napa 015||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP1711-0019||1350 Pueblo Ave. & Wine train RR|
|v||Napa 016||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP1801-0016||2623 Yajome St.|
|v||Napa 023||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP1711-0020||806 Lincoln Ave.|
|Napa 024||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP1801-0020||2632 1st Street|
|Napa 025||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP_xxxx||1663 E Street|
|v||Napa 053||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP1801-0017||2447 Old Sonoma Rd.|
|v||Napa 057||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP1710-0022||418 Franklin St.|
|v||Napa 058||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP1711-0023||100 Coombs Street|
|v||Napa 060||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP1710-0024||353 Greenbach St.|
|v||Napa 061||9/21/2017||2/18/2018||EP1710-0025||679 Cabot Way|
|v||Napa 003||10/3/2017||3/2/2018||EP1801-0018||3563 Oxford St.|
|v||Napa 010||12/29/2017||5/28/2018||EP1801-0013||3033 Beard Rd.|
|Napa 045||1/3/2018||6/2/2018||EP1801-0015||747 Third St.|
|Napa 064||1/3/2018||6/2/2018||EP1801-0014||3309 Browns Valley Rd.|
|Napa 013||2/2/2018||7/2/2018||EP1803-0010||2999 Linda Vista Ave.|
|Napa 049||2/2/2018||7/2/2018||EP1803-0011||188 Silverado Trail|
The following addresses are from City of Napa info that is currrent as of 4/12/18; updates will be reflected, below.
The addresses in red have active permit applications.
You may know that Sacramento has already gone down this road and made this mistake and I read something today from a couple that owns a house in Sacramento. What they said was . . .
"I could not in good consience sell my house to a couple that wanted to conceive or raise children."
That's because of the electromagnetic radiation hazard that was right out in front of their house. If you just go ahead with this and give Verizon carte blanche, you'll put your residents in that situation.
My understanding is that Napa was one of 325 cities that opposed SB.649 last year. I don't know how much you know the history of this bill. It was supported by Verizon, AT&T and their lobbying group and widely opposed from the people who spoke up from the consumer, health impact and power of cities points of view.
What Verizon was not able to take from the cities by force — through the legislature — they figured, well we will just try get what we want by the City's agreement with us, one-on-one. The agreement you have with Verizon sounds to me like a city-wide version of SB.649. What Verizon could not take by force, they are trying to get by agreement. Don't let them do it.
"Preserve and promote the unique quality of life that is Napa" — right up there behind you. Does that not say . . . ? [Crowd Applause] That's the answer [pointing to the crowd] I can's say it any better than what they just said.
The World Health Organization has classified radio frequency microwave electromagnetic fields from any source (pulsed, data-modulated, Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation radiation) as a Group 2B Carcinogen. Dr. Lennart Hardell, a member of the IARC committee wrote in his 3/12/18 comments on the National Toxicology Program final results:
Based on the IARC preamble to the monographs, RF microwave radiation should be classified as Group 1: The agent is carcinogenic to humans.
"This category is used when there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans. Exceptionally, an agent may be placed in this category when evidence of carcinogenicity in humans is less than sufficient but there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals and strong evidence in exposed humans that the agent acts through a relevant mechanism of carcinogenicity." (http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Preamble/currentb6evalrationale0706.php)
These so-called “Small Cell” towers would be installed just 15-50 feet from homes and transmit hazardous levels of pulsed, data-modulated, radio frequency microwave-millimeter wave radiation 24/7/365 — with no chance to opt out. Recall, that people damaged by 24/7/365 exposures from the Wireless Advanced Metering Infrastructure's (AMI) so-called "Smart Meters" forced PG&E to offer an opt out program. We need such an opt out for these CPRMA installations, as well: My Street, My Choice!
The solution is both simple and easy — instead of more Wireless, install Wireline fiber optic cables to each home and business in Napa, which will provide much faster, more secure, more reliable and much more energy-efficient transmission of Internet and video data. Doing so would preserve the unique character of Napa and prevent the private Telecom companies from shoving these these cheap, ugly, intrusive, microwave-radiation-emitting CPMRA installations into our town.
Despite the promises of additional convenience and the unbridled hype for 5G and the "Internet of Things” (IoT), the primary duty of our elected officials is neither convenience, nor promised future economic growth, but to promote and preserve the health and welfare of the Town of Napa's residents, voters and taxpayers.
To voice your opposition to Cell Towers being installed 10 to 50 feet from homes and local workplaces, please come to the Napa City Council Meetings and speak or support others who will speak against these hazardous, visual blights that could blemish our beautiful city for the rest of our lives. To find out more about this project, please contact the City of Napa Planning staff and City Council Members: