Appeal at this location was denied by narrow 3-2 vote on Tue Jan 14, 2020
Verizon has proposed putting 12 antennas at a water tower in North Ranch. The planning commission approved the installation last year but there was an appeal, which the City Council denied. A group of North Ranch homeowners that provided substantial evidence in the public record while the Appeal or a wireless communications facility in their neighborhood should have been granted, essentially exhausted their final remedy.
The Thousand Oaks City Council voted 3-2 last week to deny a request to overturn a planning commission ruling in favor of the installation, which will share space with an existing water tank on Sunnyhill Street surrounded by multi-million-dollar homes.
- Voting in favor: Councilmembers Bob Engler, Al Adam and Ed Jones;
- Voting against: Councilmembers Rob McCoy and Claudia Bill-de la Peña.
Dr. Greg Tchejeyan, a local orthopedic surgeon whose home sits about 180 feet from the tank, has been leading the opposition against the 12-antenna, 36,000 Watt Effective Radiated Power (ERP) Wireless Telecommunications Facility (WTF). Tchejeyan did not respond to attempts to reach him for comment, however, his attorney, Harry Lehman, indicated at the hearing that his client would consider litigation.