URGENT CALL TO ACTION

Citizen Safety NOT Telecom Profits! STOP the Telecom Power Grab!

We can’t allow corporate greed to destroy citizen rights and harm our children, families and neighborhoods.

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RESIDENTS' CONCERNS WERE IGNORED

Numerous letters urged City Council to adopt strict standards needed to protect citizen safety and preserve property values. Unfortunately, City Council did not include strong language in the San Mateo ordinance and thus unnecessary cell towers that only benefit the telecoms were approved. Radiation concerns were ignored.  

Is there a City-approved cell tower in front of each Councilmembers' home or in their back yards?  If City Council has no concerns with excessive cell towers then they should offer their homes as the first locations in residential neighborhoods.

Open Letter to City Council Published in San Mateo Daily Journal (June 14, 15 & 18)

San Mateo Citizens for a Safe Environment Letter to City Council (7-12-18)

San Mateo Citizens for a Safe Environment Letter to City Council (7-10-18)

San Mateo Citizens for a Safe Environment Letter to City Council (6-27-18)

San Mateo Citizens for a Safe Environment Letter to City Council (6-15-18)

San Mateo Citizens for a Safe Environment Letter to City Council (5-30-18)

5G IS ALL ABOUT STREAMING VIDEO AND INCREASING CORPORATE PROFITS

The telecoms are in a race to install 4G cell towers in San Mateo so that they can be easily upgraded to 5G when the technology is fully developed.  If a telecom does not substantially change the dimensions of an existing cell tower, they can install 5G without providing any notice to concerned citizens.

City Council refused to include strong language regarding "closing a gap in service" in San Mateo's ordinance.  It is time for a leadership change at City Hall.

LOWERING OUR PROPERTY VALUES AND INCREASING FIRE DANGERS
DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE?!?!

Cell towers in residential neighborhoods are eyesores that will reduce property values by up to 20%. Overcrowded wooden utility poles pose a significant, confirmed public safety danger; look at the recent news headlines regarding the Wine Country Fires.  In 2017, the Sulphur fire that destroyed 162 structures was started by the failure of a PG&E owned power pole.  

In 2012, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint paid $12M to settle wildfire claims as a result of the 2007 Malibu Canyon fires triggered by fallen utility poles.  Southern California Edison and NextG Networks paid $51.5M for their roles in the Malibu fires.