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Danville council denies permit for hotly debated Verizon cell facility

Original post made on Mar 6, 2019

The Danville Town Council voted 4-1 to deny a land-use permit for a Verizon small cell wireless facility on Camino Tassajara on Tuesday night, backing a resident group's appeal in a decision that opens up the town to possible litigation from the telecommunications provider.

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Posted by Dr. V
a resident of Danville
on Mar 6, 2019 at 11:08 pm

DANVILLE vs. VERIZON 3/5/2019 HIGHLIGHTS
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Posted by ddmom
a resident of Danville
on Mar 7, 2019 at 7:29 am

Many thanks to our city council members for again doing the right thing for the citizens of danville.


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Posted by Barry Wilson
a resident of Danville
on Mar 7, 2019 at 11:38 am

Like an army of ants trying to change the direction of a Sherman tank. Lol


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Posted by hamilton
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Mar 7, 2019 at 3:58 pm

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So glad for this decision!


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Posted by Karin
a resident of Danville
on Mar 7, 2019 at 4:32 pm

Very happy that the Council listened to the appeals and voted in favor of how the majority of citizens felt about this matter.


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Posted by jo
a resident of Danville
on Mar 8, 2019 at 2:50 am

Just another bunch of NIMBY's - sad. But they all want cell phones - just not where they might see them...


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Posted by Michael
a resident of Danville
on Mar 8, 2019 at 10:25 am

Jo - it's not appropriate to bully or name call other people, especially as an adult, you should know that's not appropriate behavior. This has nothing to do with "NIMBY". The people who are opposed to this technology are trying to protect ALL OF US - even you! We wouldn't be wasting our time fighting it, if it was proven to be safe. We know that even lower frequencies within the non-ionizing radiofrequency spectrum are known to cause a variety of illnesses. While you, personally, might not yet be affected, there will come a time when you've had one exposure too many. You could become electro-magnetic hypersensitive, meaning that anytime you're in the vicinity of man-made microwave radiation, your body starts to hurt and burn. People have had to drop out of society and live off the grid to avoid the already overwhelming exposure we all have to microwave radiation. There is no reasonable argument, no logic, in deploying a Close-Proximity Microwave Radiation Antenna ("small cell") near someone's home or on school property. Is your cell phone or access to all your devices simultaneously so important that you'd risk other's lives, simply because you are ok with it? That's not a fair, nor selfless, reason. Now if your real objective is for faster internet, you can start pushing the town for fiber to the home. If you have an ulterior motive, maybe because you work in the wireless industry, then you should disclose that as it reflects a bias. Hope you have a wonderful, technologically balanced day.


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Posted by Magnus Back
a resident of Danville
on Mar 29, 2019 at 10:08 am

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While I understand people might be concerned over health this wasn't a very good decision.
Local governments are precluded from making decision based on health because they are unqualified to do so.
In this case they city hid behind the location of the site and used that as a pretense.
If that was a bad location I'm all for it. It really wasn't.
Bad governing.


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Posted by Hazel Sale
a resident of Sycamore Valley Elementary School
on Apr 30, 2019 at 10:36 am

Hazel Sale is a registered user.

"There is no reasonable argument, no logic, in deploying a Close-Proximity Microwave Radiation Antenna ("small cell") near someone's home or on school property. Is your cell phone or access to all your devices simultaneously so important that you'd risk other's lives, simply because you are ok with it? That's not a fair, nor selfless, reason. Now if your real objective is for faster internet, you can start pushing the town for fiber to the home." I 100% AGREE! This is so completely true. I feel like we have completely given over our health to the name of progress...BLECH!
- Hazel - Web Link


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