On Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m., the Sonoma Planning Commission will review three applications for utility poles at 500 Fifth St. W., near Sonoma Market; 453 Second St. W., near the 7-11; and 574 First St. W., near the Sonoma Key Shop. There are residences near each of these poles. The seven applications for residential zones have been temporarily “frozen,” but they could be “unfrozen” by March, 2019.
We are being told by wireless carriers that CPMRAs are needed in public rights-of-way, but they are not. Verizon itself says that 4G and 5G antennas can, instead, be installed on current macro towers, which is far better because CPMRAs within 500 feet of homes create hazards: reduced safety, privacy and property values.
Many people are unaware that 4G and 5G Wireless technology has been inadequately tested for safety. Tens of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies prove that exposure to wireless radiation causes neurological illness, DNA damage, heart problems, reduced fertility, melatonin and other hormone suppression and increased rates of cancer. It is, therefore, not surprising that CPMRAs reduce property values. One homeowner in Sonoma is suffering a loss of $150,000 or more due to a planned cell tower only 28 feet from his house.
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