By Miriam Raftery
June 22, 2019 (San Diego) – The deadline is June 30th for the public to submit comments on the County of San Diego’s draft Zoning Ordinance Update for Small Cell Wireless Facilities. You can read the draft ordinance and supporting documents here. Read concerns about the ordinance here.
“There are still major flaws needing correction and only with public input can this be helped. We need letters from all over the County as we all love the unincorporated areas and enjoy them,” says Susan Brinchman, director of the Center for Electrosmog Prevention in La Mesa. “Let's not let SD County be ruined with microwave radiation-emitting small cells in its parks and along all the streets.”
The public can also speak out to voice opinions on the draft ordinance during a July 19 County Planning Commission meeting at the County Operations Center, 5520 Overland Ave, San Diego, and an August 7 Board of Supervisors meeting. Both are set for 9 a.m.
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Advocates of the plan say its needed to improve cell phone and other wireless communications high-speed service, but opponents raise health concerns of locating 5G wireless small cell transmitters near homes, schools, parks and businesses, as well as potentially large losses in property values. (See letter from realty Holly Manion to Supervisors)