GOACT - LOCAL RESIDENTS PREVAILED AGAINST T-MOBILE
By Jane Celltower
Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission, is in the news as local residents of the Gendale organized effort against cell tower siting within their residentail community, prevailed against T-Mobile. This was the sixth hearing on the proposed tower, the matter first came up in January 2008. GOACT urged the commission to action, noting that the View Park community had come in force for many hearings, while the matter continued to be postponed. Residents presented additional evidence that the tower wasn't needed, that the location presented legal problems for property owner, while T-Mobile provided "incomplete and inaccurate information" on its application. One resident complained that a tower was installed on the parkway in front of his house, with out his prior knowledge. GOACT members gave knowledge and insight into their own case that the permit application must have gone through public works entity of the county or city for installation on the right-of-way, which doesn't require public hearings or planning review.
"I also found "erroneous, incomplete and inaccurate information" concerning T-Mobile's Henry County, Georgia permit in my cell tower case study as well, noting a tower wasn't even needed to begin with. There was no gap in coverage at all! T-Mobile built a cell tower where AT&T dominated our coverage area," Jane Celltower said. As noted in this Sunroom Desk article, "The situation of cell tower proliferation requires changes in the laws at the state and federal level, and a change in attitude on the part of cell carriers. Carriers need to get the message, as they have in Glendale, that they must work with communities to find acceptable sites for towers."
Sunroom Desk, A Glendale, California Outlook. www.sunroomdesk.com - goact-advocates-cell-tower-moratorium-for-los-angels-county/
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