Lawsuit Claims County Commissioners “Rigged” Tower Approval Process

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Glades Road Self Storage LLC is suing Palm Beach County (FL), its commissioners and developer GL Homes over the approval of a 400-foot cell tower, reported the Palm Beach Post. The new tower will take the place of an aging 180-foot tower.

 The claimant said in the lawsuit that county commissioners “did not have a legitimate basis” to approve the new tower’s location.

 They added that “the entire process was rigged as the county commission was considering an application made by itself, presented by its own staff, improperly advised by the county attorney and was plainly motivated by economic reasons.” The lawsuit goes on to state that the county, city, and developer, “worked together to shift the negative impacts of the [tower] away from GL Homes’ new development” and toward the residences near the golf course and Glades Road Self Storage.

 Palm Beach County and the city of Boca Raton plan to share the tower for emergency communications, according to the Post. The city will pay the county up to $3 million for construction costs, and both will share maintenance costs. Comments? Email Us.

August 8, 2019     

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