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Vote for MoCo Council Candidates That Support Residents’ Interests in Regulating Cell Towers
Learn where Montgomery County, MD cell towers are located and where they will be installed.
With the unfortunate passage of ZTA 22-01 on October 25, 2022–which changed the allowable setback from 60 ft. to 30 ft. from dwellings–expect a lot of new applications coming in for the poles on many residential streets.
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, MD Government’s Cell Tower Ordinance Project Directory.
- Takoma Park City Council 2019 Letter to Montgomery County Council President Navarro expressing concerns regarding ZTA 19-07 (Telecommunications Towers – Limited Use) (PDF)
- Takoma Park City Council June 2021 Letter to Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker opposing the passage of Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 19-07 (Telecommunications Towers – Limited Use) as currently drafted.
- Takoma Park Cell Tower Application Blog Posts
- WUSA9 Report: Verizon permit delayed over ‘alarming’ radio frequency predictions in Takoma Park
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!
- HB-654 Update and Status of Related Bills to Keep an Eye On (Blog Post)
- Other Blog Posts tagged: “Maryland General Assembly“
- Write to your Maryland representatives about Recovering Money Owed to Marylanders from Verizon and Other Telecoms… (See Safe Technology)
Federal Take Action
SUPPORT GIGI SOHN FOR FCC! CALL FOR A VOTE IN FAVOR OF GIGI SOHN!
Gigi Sohn is under attack because she would be sane, on the right side of many issues from worker protection, to net neutrality, to reducing monopoly which big tech and media hate. Please see here for info, some phone numbers, & to sign a petition! The petition online for Gigi Sohn from Common Cause is also here.
Senators in these states especially need to hear from constituents: Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Colorado, Maine and West Virginia.
Visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s action pages here and sign some of their petitions for sane technology regulations to Congress — you don’t have to receive emails unless you check the box.
FDA LEGAL PETITION
File a comment with the FDA here to describe specific harm to you and others, including financial loss and physical harm, from wireless exposures or RFR, since more comments and specifics can strengthen the case legally.
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.
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.