Please Come to Speak in Public Comment at the Feb 5, 2018 Petaluma City Council Meeting

  • When: Mon Feb 5, 2018 at 6:45 pm
  • Where: 11 English Street Petaluma, CA 94952
  • What: Three minutes each to speak in Opposition to 4G/5G so-called “Small Cell” cellphone towers being installed in Petaluma’s residential zones

We have received confirmation from the City of Petaluma that Verizon has approached the City of Petaluma to install the first fifteen (15) 4G/5G so-called “Small Cell” cellphone towers in Petaluma’s residential zones. We are still awaiting an accurate map and GPS coordinates of the target microwave transmitter locations and will post the information here, when we receive the information/approval to publish it. A first look at the currently available information from Verizon (no formal application, yet) shows that the 4G/5G so-called “Small Cell” cellphone towers will be installed on Utility poles (jointly owned/maintained by PG&E and AT&T) at the following locations (our best estimate). See the locations, photos and who to call information here:

Codes Streets Zone
SF_PETAL004 Crinella/Caulfield Residential
SF_PETAL005 Payran/Caulfield Commercial
SF_PETAL006 E. Madison/Maria Residential
SF_PETAL007 Entrance to Outlet Malls Commercial
SF_PETAL007B Entrance to Outlet Malls Commercial
SF_PETAL008 Cinnabar Ave/Petaluma Blvd No. Residential
SF_PETAL011 7th St./G St. Residential
SF_PETAL014 Campus Circle/Sonoma Mt. Pkwy Residential
SF_PETAL018 Candelwood Dr/N McDowell Residential
SF_PETAL020B Madison/Wilmington Residential
SF_PETAL021 Gilrix/Ely Residential
SF_PETAL023B Lindberg Ln/So. McDowell Residential
SF_PETAL026 Baywood/Lakeville Commercial
SF_PETAL027 Technology Lane/Telecom Lane Residential
SF_PETAL028 McNear Circle/Petaluma Blvd. So. Residential

This is What No One Wants: Verizon Microwave Transmitters 10-50 Feet from Homes

. . . like these in Santa Rosa, which could be coming to Petaluma, if we don’t persuade the City Council to not allow these in Petaluma’s residential zones

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If You Have a Problem With This Plan, Call Rudy Reyes from Verizon

Verizon, Rudy Reyes, Esq., Vice President, 415-228-1465:,, VERIZON CALIFORNIA, INC., 201 SPEAR STREET, 7TH FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105

Rudy Reyes 6/28/18 Testimony at CA Assembly Local Government Committee Hearing:

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    Verizon, Rudy Reyes, Esq., Vice President, 415-228-1465:,, VERIZON CALIFORNIA, INC., 201 SPEAR STREET, 7TH FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105

    A cell tower might give you five to ten miles radius of coverage, but the small cells for 4G/LTE densification goes a few blocks . . . for 5G, the spectrum is going to be millimeter wave spectrum. That spectrum goes much shorter distances, maybe 100 feet and requires a line of sight . . . we are going to need about five to ten times the number of 5G nodes, as we will 4G/LTE nodes . . . so it is really about p times q, price times quantity. So this cost formula needs to pencil out in order to bring 5G to California . . . just for dowtown LA, Verizon alone is going to need 200 to 300 small cells just to densify for 4G/LTE. Then you have to multiply that for five to ten times for when we get to 5G.

    This means 1,000 to 3,000 5G small cells in downtown LA, which according to Dr. Google is 4.75 square miles. This would spread 300 4G Small cells + 3,000 5G Small Cells over 4.75 square miles for Verizon alone. If each major Wireless Carrier does the same (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile), that’s 3300 x 4 = 13,200 small cells in roughly an area 11,500 feet by 11,500 feet or one small cell for every 10,000 square feet – understanding that an average Safeway is 50,000 square feet