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to create a particular cell tower in Rancho Palos Verdes.

 

If the proposal by Crown Castle NG West LLC is permitted by Rancho Palos Verdes to proceed, two substantially sized emitters would be placed on the replacement pole of a streetlight opposite 30505 Calle de Sueños, in the Country Club neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes. As noted in Crown Castle's own photo, there would be a large metal box nearby containing electronics of over 1,000 watts, placed along with the pole within a semi-enclosure made of concrete block (see below).

According to Crown Castle, the emitters are proposed to emit at the level of 36–45 dBm, only if – if – operated at single modulation mode. If operated at only single modulation mode, this would equate to approximately 4-20 watts of transmission power; it is as yet unclear whether they would ever operate only in single modulation mode.

They would transmit cell radiation into over 100 families daily and nightly. Your cell phone transmits at under two watts, likely under one watt. Thus, this tower would radiate radio waves at approximately 10 times the power of your cell phone, and possibly considerably higher, right at the families living in the area, all day and all night, continuously.

The power of radiation is related to what is called the inverse square law. Those fancy words mean simply this: if you live near the tower, you will be radiated with exponentially more power; so that, for instance, if you happen to live half as far from the tower as someone else, you (and your children) will be radiated with four times the power that hits the other person. Of course, one also must consider whether the exposure is transient, or, as in this instance, continous.

The proposed tower would reportedly be able to transmit in all of the GSM, CDMA, UMTS and LTE cell radio wave categories. One transmitter would be aimed essentially north (slightly east), while the other would be aimed south (also slightly east). Thus, they would be aimed:

 

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Neighbors, passersby, realtors and the general public need to consider:

 

I. Esthetics

The image below comes directly from Crown Castle's filing with the Department of Public Works of Rancho Palos Verdes:

 

Antenna

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II. Effect of Cell Towers on Property Values

An overwhelming 94 percent of home buyers and renters surveyed by the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy (NISLAPP) say they are less interested and would pay less for a property located near a cell tower or antenna. 

What's more, of the 1,000 survey respondents, 79 percent said that under no circumstances would they ever purchase or rent a property within a few blocks of a cell tower or antennas, and almost 90 percent said they were concerned about the increasing number of cell towers and antennas in their residential neighborhood. ...

The NISLAPP survey echoes the findings of a study by Sandy Bond of the New Zealand Property Institute and past president of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES). "The Impact of Cell Phone Towers on House Prices in Residential Neighborhoods," which was published in The Appraisal Journal in 2006, found that buyers would pay as much as 20 percent less for a property near a cell tower or antenna.

Source: “Neighborhood Cell Towers & Antennas—Do They Impact a Property’s Desirability?” National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy (June 2014)

 

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III. Health Effects. Are such towers near our homes safe??

An official pamphlet of Rancho Palos Verdes says, "RF emissions from antennas used for cellular and PCS transmissions result in exposure levels on the ground that are typically thousands of times below safety limits. These safety limits werre adopted by the FCC and endorsed by agencies of the Federal [sic] government responsible for health and safety. Therefore, there is no reason to believe that such towers could constitue a potential health hazare to nearby residents or students."

On the other hand:

 

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IV. What Can Be Done?

The proposal is # ASG08. As of May 30, 2017, the proposal had already passed in phase II. It passed into phase II through a public hearing which almost no one in the neighborhood knew about, so little or no opposition was voiced.

There will – will – be another public hearing at some point, after mock transmitters are placed on the existing light pole for a month, allowing passersby and neighbors a preview of the future appearance, were the project to be allowed to go to completion.

Of course, if there is sufficient objection from the public, from neighbors, etc., the city would likely decline to allow Crown Castle to proceed.

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You may view the ASG08 proposal yourself at the web site of Rancho Palos Verdes by clicking here.

The phone number of the Department of Public Works is 310.544.5252. Its e-mail address is publicworks@rpvca.gov . The office is open 9–10 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, only. Remember to mention all of the main three categories of concern: property values, health and esthetics!

The phone number of the Planning Commission is 310.544.5228. Its e-mail address is PC@rpvca.gov . The Planning Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the Hesse Park Community Room, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard. Remember to mention all of the main three categories of concern: property values, health and esthetics!

Rancho Palos Verdes' Wireless Telecoomunications Facilities ordinance 580 may be found by clicking here.

Rancho Palos Verdes' Right-of-Way Wireless Telecommunications Urgency Ordinance may be found by clicking here.

Submit comments to both the Planning Commission and the Department of Public Works by clicking here. Remember to mention all of the main three categories of concern: property values, health and esthetics!

Subscribe to receive agendas of the Planning Commission by clicking here.

 

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