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PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES TO SAVE LIVES AND PROPERTY IN SANTA FE -In the US, every year 12 cell towers fall and 4 cell towers erupt into flames -Who will pay for the damages? This new Code also targets rural NM, forcing industrial use in our rural residential communities. 100% of all acequia lands are targeted for “mixed use” like strip malls and industry. This is NOT our tradition or why we choose to live in Northern New Mexico.
FOR VIDEO: http://youtu.be/lBTBoMuLTkQ On Friday, February 22, despite the swirling snow and wintry winds, approximately fifty plus parents, their children, and neighbors took up picket signs outside the Burger King, next to their children's Gonzales Community School, protesting a cell tower planned by AT&T. As their petition states, not only could a cell tower explode or fall into the three gas pumps located at the Burger King, but a narrow arroyo filled with dry trees and brush is all that separates the land owned by Tom McCullum from the Gonzales School campus. Channel 7 ABC arrived with cameras rolling and interviewed four neighborhood parents and protestors. DID ANY FOOTAGE MAKE IT ONTO CHANNEL 7 NEWS? No, and not surprising as most media coverage seems strangely silent. The New Mexican mustered a 2 1/2 inch photograph and two sentences about the picket, featured on page 10A.
...a majority of delegates to theB.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) decided there are enough unanswered questions to pass two resolutions. One calls on B.C. school districts to ensure they have at least one school that doesn’t have Wi-Fi, cordless phones or cell phones as an option for families. The other urges districts to stop installing Wi-Fi altogether.
At its March 19 meeting, the Santa Fe School Board unanimously approved a resolution opposing plans to site a cellphone tower next to Gonzales Community School. At least one board member, Steven Carrillo, said he was unconvinced until he heard community members speak at the meeting. Federal telecommunications laws favor the industry, leaving local communities with few avenues for challenging tower placement and proliferation. Tuesday’s resolution was directed to the Santa Fe Historic Review Board. Because the proposed tower site is within the city’s historic district, the review board can nix the plan on “esthetic” grounds.
IF THE "URGENT" POST LINKS BELOW DO NOT WORK, JUST ENTER THE TITLE INTO SEARCH WINDOW....THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE...SOMETIMES THINGS HAPPEN TO THIS SITE. FOR EASIER UPDATES, "SUBSCRIBE" IS ABOVE AT RIGHT CORNER. Do you live within 3000 feet of the proposed site? Do your children spend hours a day at a nearby school or child care? Because property owner Tom McCullum has applied to lease to a 64 foot cell phone tower behind the Burger King located at the corner of West Alameda and St. Francis. The only problem with that is that just a few strides away is the Gonzales Community School, housing K through 8th grades. Between McCullum's property and the school is an arroyo filled with dry brush and trees. And if the tower fell, it could easily explode the three gas pumps leased there by Phillips 66. FCC specialist Attorney Andrew Campanelli, who represented the “Moms of Merrick” and groups in other communities opposing cell towers, says safety questions persist about cell phone towers, especially near schools. Campanelli said in Bayville, five children who attended school 50 feet from cell antennas on a water tower have been diagnosed with cancer or leukemia and three have died....
(CNN) -- Radiation from cell phones, WiFi, cordless phones, and baby monitors can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists cell phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. The type of radiation coming out of a cell phone is called non-ionizing. It is not like an X-ray, but more like a very low-powered microwave oven. "What microwave radiation does in most simplistic terms is similar to what happens to food in microwaves, essentially cooking the brain," Black said. "So in addition to leading to a development of cancer and tumors, there could be a whole host of other effects like cognitive memory function, since the memory temporal lobes are where we hold our cell phones." FOR RESEARCH PAPERS, click on SCIENCE tab at bottom of page.
December 8, the City Council will be voting on proposed revisions to the city's appeals ordinance. These revisions affect our ability to appeal antenna and tower approvals. Constitutional questions were raised about the public's right to due process, because the NEW ORDINANCE would do things like ELIMINATE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL LAND USE DECISIONS TO THE CITY COUNCIL. It would also have final decisions on some appeals made by the City Attorney without a hearing, which might be a violation of state law. The continued discussion and vote will take place during the evening session, and I believe any person may speak about this during "Petitions From the Floor" which will take place first, at 7 p.m.