OLD Information**ZTA 19-07 is now in “Suspended Animation” while County pursues two suits against FCC

An Update from Rick Meyer for Montgomery County Coalition for the Control of Cell Towers Hoping this email finds you safe. To borrow a line from John Oliver “We are still doing this!” And, we just posted a long overdue update on the status of ZTA 19-07 and County’s pending litigation against the FCC on the home page. We urge you to click on the link above and read the entire update – as lots has […]

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Opinion: Montgomery Council Must Act Now to Protect Residents From 5G Radiation (Maryland Matters)

Maryland Matters – March 6, 2020 “The next generation in wireless telecommunications is just around the corner, the experts tell us, and the telecom companies that will sell us this technology promise that 5G wireless will do amazing things. But here’s the most amazing thing of all: The Federal Communications Commission is doing everything in its power to ensure the rapid deployment of 5G transmitters in every community across the United States — but has […]

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Community Vision for Takoma ZTA19-07 Testimony

YOUR CHOICE IS CLEAR: Champion Public Interests – Or Let the Telecom Industry Rule Our Streets Nov. 19, 2019 Statement on behalf of Community Vision for Takoma* by Colleen Cordes Our Health and Safety Is Not Negotiable — Letting cell towers be installed as close as 30 feet from homes is to gamble with our health and the health of our children and grandchildren. Everyone on the Council is smart enough to know that we […]

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Big Turnout in Opposition to ZTA 19-07 Public Hearing – November 19, 2019

Public Hearing: Telecommunications Towers –Limited & Conditional Use The Council conducted a hearing in 2019 where two dozen County residents testified to register STRONG disapproval of the ZTA.  Of the scant number who spoke in favor of the ZTA, most of them had ties to the wireless industry (lobbyists and outside lawyers). Entire Public Hearing Video: Speaker highlights from the public hearing: (The below YouTube videos will open at a bookmark to the listed speaker.) […]

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TUESDAY Nov. 19, 2019 HEARING: ACT NOW to Stop County Approval of Cell Towers in Front Yards

UPDATE: The hearing was held Nov. 19, 2019 (related post located here), but there is still time to voice your concerns. Find council contact information at the end of this post. Tuesday Night, Nov. 19: Let’s Pack the County Council Hearing to Oppose Cell Towers as Close as 30 Feet from Our Homes! In order to speak, you need to sign up to make a 3-minute comment Nov. 19, Tuesday, at the County Council hearing on County […]

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WUSA9 Report: Verizon permit delayed over ‘alarming’ radio frequency predictions in Takoma Park

Verizon permit delayed over ‘alarming’ radio frequency predictions in Takoma Park ‘Worst-case predictive modeling’ concludes exposure could be 25-times higher than the FCC limit. Author: Scott Broom | WUSA9 Published: 10:59 PM EST November 7, 2019 Updated: 10:59 PM EST November 7, 2019 Related Links: Community Vision Takes Stand on Cell Tower Safety at Local Building ACTION ALERT: The Montgomery County Council will be holding a Public Hearing on Bill ZTA 19-07 on Tuesday, November 19th […]

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URGENT: We need your help, again – to STOP ZTA 19-07

Montgomery County Coalition to Control Cell Towers-MC4T Dear neighbors, Councilmember Reimer is back with yet another industry tilted Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 19-07 – written by and for the exclusive benefit of Big Wireless. ZTA 19-07 does NOT protect residents. It is another retread in a series of bad bills that reduces cell pole setbacks in residential zones and further erodes the already insufficient procedural protections for residents.   Bottom line:  ZTA 19-07 will make it faster, easier […]

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The Montgomery County Council will be holding a Public Hearing on Bill ZTA 19-07 on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:30pm at the Montgomery County Council Building

The Montgomery County Council will be holding a Public Hearing on Bill ZTA 19-07 on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:30pm at the Montgomery County Council Building.  If this Bill passes, it will allow the deployment of Small Cell Millimeter Microwave radiating antennas in “some” residential areas every 2-3 or so homes only 30 feet away from our houses. Rick Meyer, President of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Control of Cell Towers provides this commentary: […]

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Action Alert: Montgomery County is about to vote on 5G cell towers in our front yards!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Small Cells in Montgomery County Action Alert Montgomery County is about to vote on 5G cell towers in our front yards! The latest effort by Councilman Hans Riemer is a new zoning law that will allow cell towers 30 feet from homes. Here is what you can do now. 1. Talk to your neighbors about 5G. Here are some resources to learn more News Articles “Mobile phones and health: is 5G […]

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