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Appeal for 112-foot Mono Pine Telecommunication Tower at 1360 Ski Run Blvd./Needlepeak in South Lake Tahoe residential zone.
BASED ON THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE BACKGROUND AND THE STAFF REPORT AND ATTACHMENTS, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of South Lake Tahoe:
Finds pursuant to South Lake Tahoe City Code section 6.55.620(B) that the Special Use Permit:
(1) Is necessary and desirable on a specific parcel;
(2) Is not injurious to the neighborhood,
(3) Is consistent with the intent of Chapter 6.55 of the South Lake Tahoe City Code, and
(4) Is consistent with permitted uses in the Lakeview Heights Plan Area Statement (PAS) 085.
Finds the proposed project (File # 19-026) has been conditioned to ensure that the monopine and associated equipment blends into the surrounding environment and is compliant with FCC regulations regarding radio frequency emissions.
Finds that the proposed project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under CEQA Guidelines Section 15303 and Class Number 3 – New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, and Section 15332 and Class Number 32 – in-fill development that is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies and zoning designations and regulations, occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses, the project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species, approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality, and the site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services.
Denies the Appeal and Upholds the decision of the Planning Commission to approve the Special Use Permit for Verizon Wireless, and adds a condition to the Special Use Permit to require the applicant to allow co-location on the monopine if technologically feasible, and if not technologically feasible, requiring the applicant to submit a report stating these facts for the record.
. . . at 12 Locations in the Bijou Area and 7 locations in the Heavenly Valley Area of South Lake Tahoe, CA
Here is the slide deck that was placed as substantial written evidence in the proceeding's public record, at the start of the 1/14/20 apppeal presentation. This evidence proves that there is no significant gap in Verizon telecommunications service in the target areas that Verizon alleges it has such a significant gap in coverage — allegations that were not supported by data that can be verified by neutral third parties.
Over two years ago, the South Lake Tahoe City Council directed city staff to approve deployment of 4G/5G cell towers on utility poles throughout the city with overwhelming opposition from residents. There are currently about 40 combined city owned light poles and Liberty utility poles that are contracted to have powerful cell antennas installed on them and the majority are in residential zones!.
January 14, 2020 at 09:00 a.m. South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting will address the approval of the Planning Department decision to approve the 112ft Mono Pine Macro Tower at 1360 Ski Run Blvd.
About 40 of these cell towers have been built and are currently emitting very high levels of harmful pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR). If this roll out continues, without any intervention by the public, you will likely have a cell tower next to your home very soon.