wholeheartedly thanks the Planning Commission for their unanimous decision denying Verizon’s application to place a 51 ft. cell tower on Carmelo between 8th and 9th Avenues next to the historic La Playa Carmel and surrounding R-1 homes. The Commissioners did their duty to protect and preserve Carmel-by-the-Sea’s neighborhoods by upholding the requirements laid out in our City Ordinances and the Coastal and General Plans. But Verizon has appealed to the City Council to reject the Commission’s well reasoned and legally supportable denial. So now we thank, too, the literally hundreds of involved citizens of Carmel-by-the-Sea who so far have taken the time to write the Mayor and City Council; making their voices heard and urging City Council to deny Verizon’s appeal which will be heard at the Council’s December 7th meeting. It is our opinion that Verizon’s threats of potential litigation and damages are baseless scare tactics designed to intimidate. We believe now is the time to stand together as a community and not be cowed by corporate bullying. Verizon already has two approved cell facilities within Carmel-by-the Sea and seven other existing or approved sites immediately surrounding our tiny one square mile village, currently providing reliable Verizon service. If you believe, as we do, that cell towers have no place in the historic and uniquely beautiful residential areas of Carmel-by-the-Sea, please join our community-based effort by writing to the Mayor and City Council.
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If you believe, as we do, that cell towers have no place in the historic and uniquely beautiful residential areas of Carmel-by-the-Sea, please join our community-based effort by writing to the Mayor and City Council.
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