All Orinda meetings are held at Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way, Library Auditorium, Orinda, CA at 7 PM
On April 9, 2019, at 7PM the Orinda City Council will vote on an Urgency Ordinance, amending the Orinda Municipal Code and establishing Wireless Telecommunication Facilities Regulations. We need our residents to make their voices heard.
Greed. AT&T and Verizon want to compete against Comcast to offer a Wireless Video subscription service. The Telcos are simply too cheap to lay the Fiber Optic cables directly to our homes — an upgrade for which Californians were already charged $16 Billion by the Telcos, but the Telcos never delivered the Copper to Fiber Wireline upgrades. Despite having no proven significant gaps in Wireless telecommunciations service (a proven inability to place a call or text), the Telcos are attempting to misapply premption of local authority to force their way into neighborhoods to blast 4G and 5G RF microwave radiation into our homes from antennas attached to Electric Utility poles and city-owned light poles. This only serves the Telcos — not us! Corporate profits before health and well-being should never be permitted in our community.
The solution is both simple and easy — instead of more Wireless, install Wireline fiber optic cables to each home and business in Orinda, 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 Santa Cruz and prevent the private Telecom companies from shoving 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 Orinda's residents, voters and taxpayers.
To voice your opposition to Cell Towers being installed 10 to 50 feet from homes, please come to the Orinda and Marin County Planning Commission, City Council and Board of Supervisors Meetings. Speak or support others who will speak against these hazardous, visual blights that could blemish our beautiful neighborhoods for the rest of our lives. Please contact the Orinda Planning staffs, Planning Commissioners, and City Council Members.
Sample Email Message:
"Mr. Salomon and Mr. Buckley,
We are very aware of the serious adverse safety, privacy and property value impacts caused by the RF microwave radiation transmitted 24/7 from 4G and 5G Small Cell Towers. Please prevent the installment of these dangerous antennas in residential areas of the City of Orinda.
Email the city clerk Sheri Smith at email@example.com
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