URGENT ACTION NEEDED
AN ORDINANCE concerning: Purchasing – Zoning – Leases – Small Cell Systems
Legislative Day 6
Introduced by Mr. Peroutka, Chairman
FOR the purpose of exempting leases with terms of three years or more for small cell systems from the requirement of approval by ordinance of the County Council; adding a zoning definition of “small cell system”; amending the zoning definition of “commercial telecommunication facility” to exclude small cell systems; and generally relating to purchasing and zoning.
This bill will allow ATT or Verizon to place a Small Cell 5G Antenna in your front yard or anywhere in AA county without permission of the community, landowner or renter.
You Can Take Action:
- Send an email to your AA County Council Representative to oppose Bill 11-18, which will be introduced on March 13, 2018 during the working meeting of the AA County Council.
- Come to the Take Action AAC Meeting on Thursday, March 15 to learn about the health and environmental risks of cell towers and the 5G technology.
- Speak at the March 19 AA County Council meeting to oppose Bill 11-18 for the Health and Safety of all residents of our county.
Why Is 5G Not a Good Idea?
The radiation from small cells is not small: Wireless antennas emit microwaves — non ionizing radio frequency radiation and essentially function as mini cell towers. Radiation from small cells can typically travel a distance from 10 meters up to several hundred meters.
5G will not replace your current wireless technology, it will add to it as it adds another layer of wireless radiation to our environment.
Scientists worldwide are calling for a halt to the 5G rollout. In 2017 over 180 scientists and doctors issued a declaration calling for a moratorium citing Human health effects and impacts to wildlife.
Decreased property values: Studies show decreased property values up to 20% on homes near cell towers. Would you buy a home with a mini cell tower in the yard? EHtrust.org to see more about these issues.