Monterey Successfully Resists Cell Towers
The city of Monterey, California has successfully resisted Verizon/ExteNet Systems' attempt to install 13 cell towers in the Monte Vista neighborhood.
to read Nina Beety's account of the strategy Monterey residents used at the City Planning Commission's meeting on March 15, 2018. Here's an excerpt:
"It takes a team of people to fight these antennas, to be able to spot
technical errors and staff factual errors in city and county staff
reports. Every single deviation from the general plan and zoning
ordinances, including the wireless ordinance, should be spelled out.
Here, people wrote up all the deviations, violations, and errors, and
then divided it up into 3 minute comments. So much information was put
into the record that way, and the Planning Commission had so much
information and so many points on which to deny."