August 22, 2017:
Dr. Beatrice Golomb, UC San Diego researcher and professor of Medicine, wrote a strong letter with over 300 references to California Legislators urging them to vote no on SB649. This bill aims to streamline placement of “small cell” wireless antenna on utility poles owned by the city without permits, public input or ability for cities to receive fair market rent from telecommunications companies. Dr. Golomb notes that it is not only removing local government control but also disregards consideration of the health and safety of the public.
She is joined by the League of Cities, the California State Association of Counties as well as the AARP, Sierra Club and Environmental Working Group who also have concerns about health and environmental issues.
Here is her letter