Breaking News & Action Alert: County Executive Calls For Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Working Group For Cell Towers Siting in Residential Areas

“My staff and I have talked with many residents and industry representatives, and we have found them to be knowledgeable and willing to help improve the process. I would like to propose that we convene a working group comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders, including industry, residents, municipalities and homeowner/tenant associations and/or non-profit organizations. Staff support would be provided by Executive and Council staff. The group would have a limited time – perhaps 75 […]

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Watch Now: PRESS BRIEFING June 28, 2021 – MoCo Residents Protest Radical ZTA 19-07

PRESS BRIEFING MONDAY, JUNE 28, 11:15 AM Montgomery County Coalition to Protect Neighborhoods Montgomery County Residents Protest Radical Bill ZTA 19-07 That Impose Cell Towers Near Homes — MoCo Council Poised for Straw Vote Who: Residents, Community Groups, Advocacy Groups What: Press Conference on Resident Opposition to “Small” Cell-Tower Zoning Proposal When: Monday June 28, 2021 Why: Community groups and residents are outraged that the Montgomery County Council may move forward this week with legislation […]

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Research Indicates that Trees are Harmed by Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation: Tell MoCo Leaders to Protect Trees in Our Neighborhoods!

RF Radiation Likely Harms Trees — Take Action to Protect Trees Now! The dense network of small-cell towers on poles in front of our homes that proposed County ZTA 19-07 promotes will require pruning and removal of untold number of trees. (Professional arborists’ rule of thumb is that if more than 25% of a tree canopy is to be pruned at any one time, the whole tree should be cut down. Even worse, research indicates […]

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Urgent Action: Cell Towers Coming to #MoCo Homes if ZTA 19-07 passes. Please share widely

Dear Mo Co Friends and Neighbors, This is it! The Mo Co Council is set to hold a work session on ZTA 19-07 that, if passed: Allows short “small” cell towers—also called wireless transmission facilities—to be placed as close as 30 feet—or less—from our homes. Our street lights can be replaced with these cell towers. Our utility poles can be replaced with these cell towers. No required notice or public hearing so long as they […]

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Urgent Action: Cell Towers Coming to #MoCo Homes if ZTA 19-07 passes. Please share widely

Dear Mo Co Friends and Neighbors, This is it! The Mo Co Council is set to hold a work session on ZTA 19-07 that Allows short “small” cell towers—also called wireless transmission facilities—to be placed as close as 30 feet—or less—from our homes. Our street lights can be replaced with these cell towers. Our utility poles can be replaced with these cell towers. No required notice or public hearing so long as they are 30 […]

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Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Webinar Information Session: Cell Towers Coming to Residential Neighborhoods in Montgomery County  Rick Meyer Presents on Montgomery County’s Broken Process for the Review and Oversight of Cell Towers and What You Need to Know About the 5G Cell Tower ZTA 19-07

Watch Now! Montgomery County’s Broken Process for Review and Oversight of Cell Towers and What You Need to Know About ZTA 19-07 with Rick Meyer of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Control of Cell Towers (MC4T.org). Webinar was held and recorded Thursday, May 6, 2021.   The Montgomery County Council has proposed a new zoning ordinance named ZTA 19-07 which allows 4G and 5G so-called “small” cell towers to be deployed just 30 feet […]

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Register Now for Our Expert Webinar Tues. March 30, 7PM “Montgomery County 5G Small Cell Information Session”

Register for Our Expert Webinar “Montgomery County 5G Small Cell Information Session” UPDATE: Watch the Video Recording of the Webinar on YouTube. What are the Health and Environmental Effects of 5G Deployment in Montgomery County Maryland and How Will the County Council Proposed Zoning Affect Our Neighborhoods? Speaker: Theodora Scarato, Director of the Environmental Health Trust Date: Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021 Time: 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1ul-d_c0R3-E4pYpR-yafw What You […]

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What Do “Small” Cell Towers Look Like?

Photos of “small” cell towers and other wireless transmission facilities Junkyard right outside your home Here is what a cell tower looks like to a Montgomery Co. family that got a 68′ cell tower in their front yard because of a mistake. Eleven years later it’s still there despite her and her neighbors’ attempts at seeking remedy and testifying before the Montgomery County Council. Watch Vicki Huo’s 2021 Testimony on YouTube. Watch Vicki Huo’s 2019 […]

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URGENT-OPPOSE CELL ANTENNAS IN FRONT OF OUR HOMES – Info, Flyers & Sample Letters (Updated 3/30/21)

Montgomery County Council will vote soon on ZTA 19-07. Without a public hearing or your permission, telecom carriers could install a 4G/5G wireless cell tower 30 feet from your home. With a special permit, cell towers would be allowed far closer. Added March 30, 2021. Email County Council TODAY with our Online Action Tool: actionnetwork.org/letters/stop-zta-19-07 Councilmember Hans Reimer (D/At-Large) issued a press release setting February 10, 2021 as the date he intended to revisit action […]

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Action Alert: Montgomery County Council to Vote on Cell Antennas Placed 30 Feet From Homes ZTA 19-07

ZTA 19-07 Update March 10, 2021: Re-post from Small Cells in Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Planning, Housing, and Economic Development (PHED) Committee just voted for a new ZTA 19-07 that would allow a utility pole or street light at least 30 feet from your house to be swapped out with a new pole that has antennas. 30 FEET SETBACK Cell antennas can now be placed 30 feet from our homes. ZERO PUBLIC COMMENT & HEARINGS: […]

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