By Sarah Aminoff, Patricia Burke, Stop 5G International, and colleagues at Safe Tech Santa Rosa
Check out the following video in which Julie Watts of CBS subsidiary KPIX interviews congregation member Bill Quick about why fire stations were exempted from antenna installations.
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One of the best ways for businesses to defy local authorities (and human health) is to have a “helpful” legislature overriding community rights and local scrutiny. As with the introduction of the smart meter, power misuse is being tested in pilot runs in the state of $ with a cooperative officer $ (who receives a "gift $$$$$" from the industry). The abuses of power then spread like wildfire in California to other states.
Previously, when California attempted to repeal community rights to accelerate wireless expansion (SB-649), the effort was defeated by Governor Brown and defeated by the CA League of Cities and Sierra Club, CA. The Sierra Club California also opposed streamlining the FCC bills.
But like the mythological hydra, two more will grow back if you cut off the head. Efforts to dump CA under the bus for the FCC and the wireless industry have reborn in two new bills.
What's cooking in California? Two industry-friendly bills that abuse community, individual and property rights…. One in the Senate and one in the Assembly
Do you: AGAINST AB-537! Congregation member Quirk: (only known lawmaker who is a retired rocket scientist and works for the Silicon Valley computer industry) Streamlines Telecom Bill to Accelerate Wireless Expansion. The deadline for submitting AB-537 is Thursday, April 8th, noon, PDT. The deadline for comments on SB 556 is April 14 at 12:00 p.m. PDT. Submit a comment on AB-537, Stand up for your local government and don't give up local oversight. AB-537 will remove the essential role cities play in controlling their roads and antenna placement by removing the word “communal” from the state constitution in relation to wireless infrastructure. For California residents, scroll to the bottom of the article for further steps! If you don't live in CAContact the league of cities or local councils in your own state and work to protect local control, property values, zoning and environmental protection. AB-537 states that it does not apply to fire fighting facilities. Ask why! (Do you remember the brain damage firefighters sustained when cell antennas were placed on fire stations ??? in the video)
The stage is set for Telecom to expedite applications. If the state of California no longer recognizes the wireless infrastructure as a "communal matter" subject to restrictions and restrictions that may be enforced by cities and towns (AB-537), or Telecommunications now have uncontrolled access to street lights, traffic signals, power poles or support structures (SB-556).Imagine the amount of power Big Wireless stole from local governments and We the People! THANK YOU in advance for taking action immediately!This is a critical environmental problem, as well as a public health and democracy issue.
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REMINDER: Please focus your comments on local controls and not health concerns.
In their 2018 report, ConsumerWatch: 5G Cell Phone Towers, Julie Watts and Abigail Sterling reiterated health concerns: "While many are looking forward to faster cellular service, many also ask: Are there legitimate health concerns?" ))
Bill Quirk, a member of the Hayward Congregation, said, “5G can be a huge boom for California, but only if it can be implemented quickly and easily.” Quirk co-authored laws that would make it even harder for cities like Piedmont To object to a tower. "I know scientifically that putting up these cell phone towers is safe," he said. Quirk was asked, "Do you think you might want to pause the legislation that will speed up these towers until there is definitive evidence that there is no harm?" His answer: "We can do a lot of studies and there are people who believe it or not, who are sure that the world is flat."
ConsumerWatch reported, “The International Association of Firefighters began to oppose cell towers at fire stations after firefighters complained about health problems. "These firefighters developed symptoms," says Dr. Gunnar Heuser, who carried out a pilot study on firefighters at a station with cell towers. "The symptoms were problems with memory, problems with temporary confusion, problems with weakness," said Heuser. Heuser says her brain scans suggest that even low RF levels can cause cell damage, and he's worried about vulnerable groups like children. "We found abnormal brain function in all of the firefighters we examined," said Heuser.
With so many health and safety issues related to 5G, constituents may wonder whether decision-makers need to scrutinize their minds. Or is it their bank accounts that need to be verified? Hayward Assembly Member Dr. Bill Quirk, it's not rocket science. How much money have ATT, T-Mobile, Verizon, CTIA, and the like put into California politics … with low latency, lightning-speed, and no security studies?
Wireless devices must remain under “municipal” control! Don't let the state hasten the delivery of small cells … VS AB-537
Action Steps for California Residents AB-537
- Contact your assembly worker. Ask to vote NO to AB-537 when it comes to a vote. Get your representative's contact information:
- Check with your local government(City or council) and ask them to contact the League of California Cities to file an objection to AB-537. The league has already spoken out against SB-556 (Link) but has not yet offered a position on AB-537, which is just as important as SB-556! Here is the link to the League of California Cities: legal counsel phone numbers and contact information. (The mission of the league is "Expand and protect local control over cities through education and advocacy to improve the quality of life for all Californians.") Here is a link to the AB-537 on the league's website:
- Important: April 8th at 12:00 noon (Thursday) to submit comments for the CA Assembly Committee on Communications & Conveyance here. Instructions for sending a message to the committee: https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/
- Stop Telecom from accelerating small cell deployments and upgrades to telecommunications infrastructure! Allow local communities to control the schedules for upgrades and changes.
- Contact Municipal Internet Utility Services for assistance. Fiber to and through the premises is the only REAL way to end the digital divide.
- Municipal Internet utility services should be fiber optic, and decision-making should be local, not central, in the realm of lawmakers in the pockets of industry.
- Fiber is the only REAL way to end the digital divide and the safest way.
SB-556: Introduced to the CA SenateThis bill would basically allow Telecom uncontrolled access to street lights, traffic signals, power poles or support structures. For more information on SB-556, see the flyer. This is a replay of a bill (SB-649) that passed both homes in California but was vetoed by Governor Brown on October 15, 2017. We have to beat that again! The deadline for hearing the committee's comments is Wednesday 14 April at 12 noon.
Action Steps for California Residents SB-556: Submit Comment on SB 556; No telecommunication control over street lights!
SB-556: This bill was introduced into the CA Senate and would basically allow telecommunications to have uncontrolled access to street lights, traffic signals, power poles or support structures.
Discussion points for SB-556:
- SB-556 removes local authorities regarding Telecom's access to utility poles, street lights, traffic signals and support structures.
- It reduces property values.
- We need to support fiber to and through the premises.
- Maintain locally controlled streams of income. This bill will prevent local authorities from establishing fiber optics as a locally operated and regulated utility that can be a source of income and used to subsidize internet services for underserved neighborhoods and rural areas. Faster, safer, safer, more reliable in wind, weather and with multiple users and the best way to close the “digital divide” now and in the future
- If you want to include security, keep in mind that we are not trying to convince them that WiFi is insecure (although we know the dangers).
For more information: http://safetech4santarosa.org/
Patricia Burke works with activists across the country and internationally calling for new bio-based limits for exposure to microwave radio frequencies. It is based in Massachusetts and can be reached at (Email protected).