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Respectful Request to the City of Calabasas to adopt an urgency interim ordinance re: wireless telecommunications facilities

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The cell phone industry is not properly handling many of the rules.  Certain carriers are notorious for handing over proposals that make absolutely no sense when it comes to public health safety and welfare.  Their interest and role is not to protect us.  Infact, they have been taking advantage of us both in their submission of incorrect infromation and in their targetting very intrusive areas (only in their vested financial interest and, with a blatant disregard for life) for their projects. Most recently they have been targetting our schools, where our most vulnerable, our children, are.  With the advancement in technology, this is only going to get worse. It is clear that certain carriers are especially egregious and relentless in their proposals.  It is also clear that municipalities are drawing the line. It is also clear that they may do so under more current and court upheld laws.
We feel that our City is in a state of emergency in regards to the WTF issues, as the many other cities which have adopted an urgency interim ordinance to protect their citizens while they figure out how to better handle the increasing demands and balance the desire for increased and expanded coverage with the need for public safety, health and welfare of their citizens.


We the undersigned respectfully request that the City of Calabasas adopt an urgency interim ordinance re: wireless telecommunications facilites in the interest of protecting the public health safety and welfare while the review of our current ordinances is completed.  Furthermore, we do not want the decrease in our property values, compromised quiet enjoyment of our homes, or safety issues that will result as a consequence of these cell facilities and do not want to expose ourselves and our children to the type of health risks posed by installing them in such close proximity to our homes or their school grounds (or within 1500 feet of such). Please find another "least intrusive" place to install them in filling a true and "significant gap in coverage."


Citizens Review Commission: We are a group of concerned parents and citizens who advocate the following precautionary principle: When an activity raises concerns to the public health, safety and welfare, municipalities must take precautionary measures to protect its citizens. In this context the proponent of an activity, rather than the public, should bear the burden of proof. The process of applying the precautionary principle must be open, informed and democratic and must include all potentially affected parties. It must also involve an examination of the full range of alternatives, including no action.


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