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URGENT: 2 CLICKS TODAY to Stop a New Bill on Cell Towers In Front Of Homes

Don't want a cell tower 30 feet from your bedroom window?

Click the 2 links below to help defeat ZTA 22-01

The County Council is at it again. They want to pass yet another bill to make it even easier to build thousands of additional cell towers 30 feet from homes, on existing utility or light poles. This new bill comes despite adopting ZTA 19-07 last year, a zoning law the Council pushed through for the wireless industry over residents’ intense objections.

Two things to do NOW to stop this:


Tell Council President Gabe Albornoz (At-Large) and the rest of the lame-duck Council to cancel the hearing on ZTA 22-01 and allow the incoming Council to consider any changes to the zoning code. (The lead sponsor of 22-01 lost in his primary election bid, but is intent on one more handout to the wireless industry before leaving office this winter.

2. ALSO CLICK HERE to SIGN UP NOW for the wait list to speak against ZTA 22-01 at the Council’s Public Hearing on Sept. 13th.

The Council plans to allow only about 6 residents to speak for just 2 minutes each at a very short hearing on Sept. 13th. Show them that hundreds of us oppose this bad bill by making this a very long wait list!


Related Post:

For Immediate Release. Statement by Rick Meyer, Executive Director, Montgomery County Coalition for the Control of Cell Towers (MC4T) –Whoops, PHED Committee Chair Goofs Again; ZTA 19-07 Needs Big Band-Aid


20 Council Candidates for Montgomery County, MD Support Residents’ Interests in Regulating Cell Towers
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Montgomery County Cell Tower Information -- Stay on the look out for applications coming to your neighborhoods

  1. Besides contacting the Montgomery County Council with the Action Network tool at the top of this page:
  2. Find current and/or proposed Cell Antenna/Tower locations:
    • view the Cell Tower Locations & Applications Page
    • Download the excel database
    • Sort by "city" then scroll to find your city. You may find it helpful to sort by other columns such as installation location or site name.
    • Applications are made for things like new installs, upgrades, swaps, etc.

Town Specific Info (Contact us for assistance)

Takoma Park Updated 9/1/2022

MAKE SURE YOUR NEXT MAYOR WILL SUPPORT RESIDENTS' INTERESTS IN CELL TOWER REGULATION... (Demand your city council representatives also prioritize residents' interests). Contact candidates now.

Takoma Park Residents Organize for Strong Protections Against Small Cells Being Placed in Close Proximity to Homes, Schools, Child Care Centers: Many of us attended the Teach-In November 30, 2018 organized by Community Vision For Takoma (CVT) on the health, safety, and equity issues around small cell towers and related new 5G technology, and very actively advocated for strong provisions in the City’s related new ordinance to protect the public interests as rigorously as possible. We worked to help make sure the regulations to implement the new ordinance are also as strong as possible.

Maryland Take Action

URGENT Maryland Alert: Wireless Telecom Facilities must stay under Municipal Control! OPPOSE bills that aim to strip away local authority and control!

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The FCC plans to amend an old Over-The-Air-Reception-Device (OTARD) rule to allow wireless companies to place 5G transmitters on private homes in your neighborhood, with no notice, no hearing, no opportunity for you to do anything about it. The FCC is supposed to work for the people, not the wireless companies. Please call Congressman Frank Pallone at (202) 225-4671 and ask him to hold hearings on the OTARD rule and stop the FCC! UPDATE: The FCC Has Updated the O.T.A.R.D. Rule.

It's time for the FCC to stop using taxpayer dollars to promote the interests of wireless companies and instead fulfill its mission to protect the health and safety of the American people.

Global Info

Ben Levi, Joe Sandri, Arthur Firstenberg and Julian Gresser discuss the growing problem of 5G satellites in space and what can be done. Presented by Americans for Responsible Technology. For more information, please visit 5GCrisis.com.