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August 08, 2017



Courtesy of Jennifer who put this comment on another post, here is her take on the latest vote and what to do about it:

One more thing to watch out for...protruding cell "junk" emitting potentially hazardous radiation on the sidewalks, and other public property (school grounds?) --With 110 cities opposing, the California State Senate passed SB.649 Wednesday, a highly contentious Bill.

The Bill will enable placement of powerful microwave radiation antennas called ‘small cells’ on utility poles, street lamps, traffic lights and street signs throughout California neighborhoods as well as refrigerator-sized “associated power equipment” on sidewalks. Please call (or contact) the governor today to voice opposition. Governor Jerry Brown - Phone Number: (916) 445-2841, Governor Jerry Brown - Fax Number: (916) 558-3160, E-mail [email protected] and [email protected]


There are plenty of things to criticize Gov. Brown about, but this is not one them:

Gov. Jerry Brown late Sunday vetoed a bill backed by the cell phone industry that would have made it easier to install microwave radiation antennas.

Senate Bill 649, authored by Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego and co-authored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, proposed to scale back the permitting process for antennas and other equipment in an effort to meet demand for wireless services.

In a signing statement, Brown wrote that while he saw the value in “extending this ​innovative technology rapidly and efficiently,” the bill took too much control away from cities and counties.



Whoohoo! Thank you for posting, Joe. I was just trying to figure out what happened with this horrible bill.

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