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Please click this button to Complete the Form that will enter your comments and/or questions into the City of Palo Alto public record about the installation of Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas/Cell Towers in residential zones.


All 11 Cluster One Neighborhood Cell Tower Installations Were Appealed on 5/21/18

To Oppose Clusters 2 and 3, download and distribute this Palo Alto My Street, My Choice! Flyer

Watch the Palo Alto City Council public testimony, discussion and vote starting here:

Palo Alto Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antenna (CPMRA) Applications
Keep Rolling Along, While Facing Strong Opposition

The following Palo Alto Wireless Projects represent only 65 of the the 93 CPMRAs planned for Palo Alto — the majority of which are being proposed for residential zones.

  • Wireless Project 17PLN-00169Eleven (11) Viniculums/Verizon CPMRA applications. On 5/21/18, the Palo Alto City Council, inexplicably, voted through all 11 midtown Palo Alto Cluster 1 nodes (nodes 129, 130, 131, 133E, 134, 135, 137, 138, 143, 144, and 145), despite due process violations, shown at 00:19:25, 02:18:15 and 02:35:32 in the City Council Meeting video. Therefore, this unfortunate Palo Alto City Council vote can be vacated.

  • Wireless Project 17PLN-00170Ten (10) Viniculums/Verizon CPMRA applications for midtown Palo Alto Cluster 2 nodes: 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 153, 154, 155, 157, and 163. Over 50 people showed up to oppose Cluster 1 nodes; we can double or triple that number of people to oppose Cluster 2 -- where there is also No Significant Gap in Verizon coverage.

  • Wireless Project 17PLN-00228Twelve (12) Viniculums/Verizon CPMRA applications for for midtown Palo Alto Cluster 3 nodes: 038, 107, 122, 123, 124, 125, 128, 142, 148, 149, 151, and 152. Same story as Cluster 2: No Significant Gap in Verizon coverage.

  • Wireless Project 17PLN-00398Sixteen (16) Sure Site/AT&T CPMRA applications for nodes 013, 024, 025, 026, 027, 028, 029, 030, 031, 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, and 037, which are all planned for light poles; node 038 is planned for a wood utility pole.

  • Wireless Project 17PLN-00416Three (3) Sure Site/Crown Castle/Verizon CPMRA applications for nodes 033, 034, and 035 on light poles

  • Wireless Project 17PLN-00433Seven (7) Sure Site/Crown Castle/Verizon CPMRA applications for nodes 025, 027, 029, 030, 031 on wood utility poles and nodes 026m1 and 028m1 on light poles.

  • Wireless Project 17PLN-00450Six (6) Sure Site/Crown Castle/Verizon CPMRA applications for nodes 020, 021m1, 022m2, 023, 024, and 032 on wood utility poles.


This is How You Do It . . . Strength in Numbers

Attorney Patrick Shannon, founder of Hillsborough Families Against Cell Towers addressing his City Council regarding 16 proposed cell towers by Verizon/Crown Castle: "Do the right thing, protect your residents and avoid our City from becoming the place where democracy goes to die and cell towers metastasize."



The Problem: 4G/5G Cell Towers in Palo Alto's Residential Zones, 15–50 feet from Homes

The carousel, below, shows maps for the CPMRA nodes envisoned by Palo Alto Wireless Projects 17PLN-00169, 17PLN-00170, 17PLN-00228, 17PLN-00398, 17PLN-00416, 17PLN-00433, and 17PLN-00450.


What We Know: This Is Not Good

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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: Fiber to the Premises (FTTP)

The solution is both simple and easy — instead of more Wireless, install Wireline fiber optic cables to each home and business in Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto and prevent the private Telecom companies from shoving these cheap, ugly, intrusive, microwave-radiation-emitting CPMRA installations into our town.

The City of Palo Alto is inexplicably allowing these ugly, instrusive and hazardous refrigerator-sized (25-35 cubic feet) equipment to be installed on City owned utility poles — without requiring Verizon to underground their ancillary equipment, despite the current City policy to underground all new utilities infrastructure in Palo Alto.

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 Palo Alto's residents, voters and taxpayers.

What you Can Do

To voice your opposition to Cell Towers being installed 10 to 50 feet from homes and local workplaces, please come to the City of Palo Alto City Council Meetings (dates above) and speak or support others who will speak against these hazardous, visual blights that could blemish our beautiful town for the rest of our lives. To find out more about this project, please contact the City of Palo Alto Planning staff and City Council members:

Read the Following:

Contact Palo Alto City Council & Planning Staff

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Palo Alto Planning Staff:

City Council Members and City Manager