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    Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Verizon has applied to the City of Sebastopol for a permit to install cell towers in "multiple locations, no physical addresses". However two addresses are listed: near 6985 Hutchins and S Gravenstein, and 965 McFarlane and Woodland. Their plan is for 55 ft poles with multiple antennas at 10 ft and at the top of the poles. On McFarlane an additional large box would sit on the sidewalk. Co-location laws would automatically allow more antennas to be added in the future.

    To see the application contact the Sebastopol Planning Department at 823-6167
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    http://www.mystreetmychoice.com/

    you may want to check out this website about the many Verizon cell towers going up in santa rosa
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Thank you! So glad to see other people taking action locally on this!

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    http://www.mystreetmychoice.com/

    you may want to check out this website about the many Verizon cell towers going up in santa rosa
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Santa Rosa Meetings:


    Attend Community Meetings (cell towers in residential zones)

    • Verizon – (Mon) Feb 26th: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm at the Chamber Center, 637 1st Street, Santa Rosa (map)
    • Verizon – (Sat) Mar 3rd: 10:00 am–Noon at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa (map)
    • City Council – (Tue) Mar 6th 3:00 pm City Council discussion on cell towers. At Santa Rosa City Hall 100 Santa Rosa Avenue. We need to turn out in large numbers for this.
    • Verizon – (Thu) Mar 8th: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa (map)
    • Verizon – (Sat) Mar 10th: 10:00 am–Noon at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa (map)
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    MyStreetMyChoice.com now has a page just for Sebastopol:

    http://www.mystreetmychoice.com/sebastopol.html

    There is info about the upcoming Planning Commission meeting on March 13. Wear a white shirt/blouse!
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    I could not find any information about the March 13 Planning Commission meeting. I'll post it when it appears.

    In the meantime, it seems there is a major government study coming out in the next few months (?). There's more about that here.
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Please contact planning commissioners individually to ensure your concerns are heard:

    Planning Director: Kenyon Webster
    7120 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472
    Phone: 707-823-6167
    Fax: 707-823-1135
    Email: [email protected]


    Colin Doyle (707) 823-5020
    Evert Fernandez [email protected]
    Linda Kelley [email protected]
    Michael Jacob (707) 246-8845
    Patrick Wilson [email protected]
    Gerald Glaser [email protected]
    Paul Fritz [email protected]
    Zachary Douch (707) 823-6118
    Assistant Planner Dana Morrison [email protected]



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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Here's an updated flyer to let Sebastopol neighbors and residents know about Verizon's application.

    It's possible they are asking to install towers in other places in town, but it's not clear from reading their application.

    March 13 Planning meeting has been POSTPONED
    Attached Files
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Please note the March 13, 7pm public hearing on Verizon's cell towers application in Sebastopol has been postponed.

    Sebastopol's Planning Director Kenyon Webster writes: "Several issues have arisen regarding the application, and this item will not be heard at the Planning Commission meeting on March 13; we do not have a date for a rescheduled hearing but will issue a notice when that is known"

    He also wrote: "On March 20, the City Council is expected to have a resolution on their agenda to initiate the process to update the Telecommunications Ordinance."

    That makes at least 3 cities in Sonoma County who are postponing cell tower applications!
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    This is very interesting ... Public comment in Santa Rosa regarding cell phone towers ...
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    THANK YOU so much for posting this.
    It is outrageous, disturbing and mind blowing.

    This is a dangerous and human health nightmare.

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    This is very interesting ... Public comment in Santa Rosa regarding cell phone towers ...
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Verizon is holding a "community outreach meeting" TONIGHT Monday, 3/12/18 from 6-8pm at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts (Sebastopol Veterans Memorial Building) 282 South High St.
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    See attached flyer on 4G and 5G cell towers

    Attached Files
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein



    Verizon cell tower halted
    By E.I. Hillin, Staff Writer, [email protected]

    Application may be withdrawn

    An application from Verizon that would enable the installation of two “small cell towers” in Sebastopol has been temporarily frozen.

    Verizon submitted the microcell tower application to the City of Sebastopol on Feb. 6 and later a revised application for one of the locations on March 6.

    City council members heard a series of public comments about the possible health effects of the “small cell towers” at a May 2 meeting, with opponents urging the city council to declare a moratorium on telecommunications applications until further research was completed.

    During its regular meeting on March 20, city council moved to initiate an updated telecommunications ordinance, the last ordinance telecommunications update was in 1996.

    City Attorney Larry McLaughlin said Verizon suspended city processing of its application, while the company decided whether it might withdraw the application.

    Continues here
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    This title and article is misleading and confusing! The "small cell" towers application has not been halted in Sebastopol. The City and Verizon have a" tolling agreement" which gives the city till 7/31 to accept or deny the application. It will likely be on the planning commission agenda on July 10.
    See attached tolling agreement. Sandi

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    Verizon cell tower halted
    By E.I. Hillin, Staff Writer, [email protected]

    Application may be withdrawn

    Continues here
    Attached Files
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Invisible Hazards: State of the Science on EMF Health Impacts and Next Steps for Policy Change

    11am PDT / 2pm EDT Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    RSVP for this webinar
    Learn about the latest science on health impacts of EMF exposure and possibilities for policy change. Dr. Frank Barnes will provide some of the current state of the science on how weak electric and magnetic fields can modify biological systems and the growth of cancer cells. Dr. De-Kun Li will present his team’s December 2017 study, Exposure to Magnetic Field Non-Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Miscarriage: A Prospective Cohort Study. Dr. Joel Moskowitz will discuss policy-related developments, including his experience suing the California Department of Public Health in 2016 for not releasing a cell phone radiation fact sheet first developed in 2009.


    More information: http://bit.ly/EMFwebinar

    Recent News

    Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie. "How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation." THE NATION, March 29, 2018.
    The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout.


    Microwave News. “'Clear Evidence' of Cell Phone Cancer Risk, Say Leading Pathologists." April 9, 2018.
    Why the peer review panel and NTP interpreted the same animal data differently.

    Recent Posts on EMR Safety
    National Toxicology Program: Peer & public review of cell phone radiation study reports
    Eleven experts convened by the NTP find "clear evidence" of cancer from exposure to cell phone radiation. Video of meeting now available.

    National Toxicology Program (NTP) Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer
    NTP should analyze overall tumor risk.

    Pregnancy & Wireless Radiation Risks

    A compilation of recent studies that found harmful effects from fetal exposure to wireless radiation.

    Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

    A compilation of over 370 abstracts of papers published since August, 2016.

    5G Moratorium Website Launched
    The official website for the 5G Appeal has been launched. More than 200 scientists and doctors have now signed the Appeal.


    5G Wireless Technology: Is 5G Harmful to Our Health?
    "Both oncologic and non-cancerous chronic effects have been suggested."
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    When is the next meeting? June 9th? At city council? No protests at Verizon? I'm going to Occupy on Monday evening to network and get ideas.
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    I believe the next planning commission meeting is May 22. The planning director said he thought the issue would be on the agenda July 10. Thanks.
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    ... and another view of the effects of EMF from the World Health Organization (see page 2), quoted in part here:



    "Conclusions from scientific researchIn the area of biological effects and medical applications of non-ionizing radiation approximately 25,000 articles have been published over the past 30 years. Despite the feeling of some people that more research needs to be done, scientific knowledge in this area is now more extensive than for most chemicals. Based on a recent in-depth review of the scientific literature, the WHO concluded that current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low level electromagnetic fields. However, some gaps in knowledge about biological effects exist and need further research.

    Effects on general health

    Some members of the public have attributed a diffuse collection of symptoms to low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields at home. Reported symptoms include headaches, anxiety, suicide and depression, nausea, fatigue and loss of libido. To date, scientific evidence does not support a link between these symptoms and exposure to electromagnetic fields. At least some of these health problems may be caused by noise or other factors in the environment, or by anxiety related to the presence of new technologies.
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    See this pdf from the World Health Organization, where they classify radio-frequencies as a 2b carcinogen http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf

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    ... and another view of the effects of EMF from the World Health Organization (see page 2), quoted in part here:

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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    The Verizon application needs to be on the Planning Commission agenda at least 30 days before the tolling agreement expires, which would be optimally before mid-June.

    Sebastopol's Telecommunications Ordinance calls for an independent radio frequency (RF) consultant selected by the city and paid for by Verizon to review the accuracy of Verizon's coverage map which they will provide at the public hearing.

    It would take more than two weeks from the planning staff's proposed July 10th Planning Commission hearing hearing date to:
    1. obtain an agreement from Verizon to pay for the RF consultant;
    2. select and execute a contract with the RF consultant;
    3. time for the RF consultant to conduct an independent cellphone coverage assessment of the two proposed cellphone tower sites.

    Since these actions would much take longer than the time between the proposed July 10 scheduled Planning Commission public hearing date and the end of the tolling agreement, the Verizon application would according to federal regulations be approved by fiat - without any decision from the community. This is why it is essential that Verizon's cellphone tower application be scheduled as soon as possible.
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Quote Sasu wrote: View Post
    See this pdf from the World Health Organization, where they classify radio-frequencies as a 2b carcinogen http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf

    The referenced paper relates to the danger of radio frequency EMF from CELL PHONEs. Not antennas.

    To quote from your citation, "The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) hasclassified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B),based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1, associated withwireless phone use."
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Please see our letter to Sebastopol which includes many peer-reviewed sciences references.
    http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-conte...Verizon-5G.pdf

    or just look at these: Here are three studies specific to cell towers:
    Biological effects from exposure to electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell tower base stations and other antenna arrays http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/...18?src=recsys&

    Neurobehavioral effects among inhabitants around mobile phone base stations https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16962663

    Epidemiological Evidence for a Health Risk from Mobile Phone Base Stations https://goo.gl/Zz6dhk


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    The referenced paper relates to the danger of radio frequency EMF from CELL PHONEs. Not antennas.

    To quote from your citation, "The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) hasclassified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B),based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1, associated withwireless phone use."
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    The Public Hearing date for these towers is now Tuesday JUNE 12 at 7pm at they Youth Annex 425 Morris Street!

    Don't let this happen in Sebastopol!
    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/83...erless?sba=AAS
    Santa Rosa’s ‘pause’ apparently powerless in curbing disputed Verizon installations
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Verizon has withdrawn their application for “small cell” towers in Sebastopol!
    They gave no specific reason. The hearing on June 12 is cancelled.

    Thanks to many people, including Alan, Paul, Paul, Linda, Margy, Chloe, and many others. One young teen, who lived near a proposed site circulated a petition and gathered 150 signatures against the towers. Thanks to all who sent letters opposing the application.

    In gratitude and celebration,
    Sandi
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    Re: Cell towers in Sebastopol ALERT McFarlane and Hutchins/S.Gravenstein

    Yea! Given all the bad news we hear these days--in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California, the U.S., and the world--it is great to get some good news. My appreciations to Sandi and all who have worked so hard on this matter. As someone who relies mainly on my old land line, and only has an old flip phone for emergencies and back-up, I think we could do well with more face-to-face communication and less high-tech gadgets, which need these towers.
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