California Community Confronts Crown Castle

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Residents in La Jolla, California, blocked a crew from Crown Castle who were on site to install a wireless antenna on Monday. The tower company was replacing a light pole with a cell tower near David Haney’s property when residents parked their cars to block the work site and stood together to protest the project. Haney told KSWB-TV that he had been fighting the tower since 2014 when he first contacted city councilwoman Sherri Lightner. Lightner told Haney that Crown Castle would have to go before the city council before anything progressed, but Haney and other neighbors had previously been told that Crown Castle already had an agreement in place with the city. “They did a typical politician document dump, we were notified Friday afternoon at 4:45 that the work crew was going to show up at 8:00 Monday,” said resident Lou Cumming. (KSWB-TV) While Haney claims Lightner refused to talk to him and other residents, when KSWB-TV reached out, she explained that they have no authority to relocate or stop the installation due to FCC regulations. “We just feel as though we’ve been had, our city government has betrayed us, and they have led us down a primrose path at the point where we are today, where we are unable to have any recourse now,” said Cumming “It will have a negative effect on property values by having cell phone towers too close proximity to residences.” (KSWB-TV)

Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.