Dec 10, 2019 Santa Rosa City Council Agenda Item 3
3:00 P.M.STUDY SESSION Study Session items are items for in-depth discussion and possible direction to staff. No action will be taken.
3.1 WIRELESS SMALL CELL DEPLOYMENT ON CITY OWNED STREET LIGHTS AND JOINT UTILITY POLES The purpose of this study session is to provide a review of the current deployment status of wireless small cell facilities within the City limits and to discuss proposals intended to address the various concerns expressed by the community since the initial phase of deployments.
Over one year ago the Santa Rosa City Council directed city staff to pause further deployment of 4G/5G cell towers on utility poles throughout the city due to overwhelming opposition from residents. There are currently 112 combined city owned light poles and PGE utility poles that are contracted to have powerful cell antennas installed on them and the majority are in residential zones!.
Roughly 25 of these 112 cell towers have been built and are currently emitting very high levels of harmful pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR). The December 1, 2019 city council study session will address whether they should eliminate the “pause” on city-owned light poles. Realize that these 112 contracted sites are just Phase 1 — from only two carriers . . . more could follow. View a somewhat outdated list of CPMRAs planned for Santa Rosa here. If this roll out continues, without any intervention by the public, you will likely have a cell tower next to your home very soon and this is what it could mean.
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