If you want to retain any control over wireless antenna zoning near your home, act fast!
Bill S. 2183, or a similar language in Sections 74 & 75 of the House Economic Development Bill (H. 4181) is on the stealth double fast track to completely usurp local zoning laws. The language is so ridiculously broad that “any person” can create or expand any type of wireless network and install microwave antennas virtually anywhere. Zoning boards will have no ‘say’ – they will not even be permitted to suggest alternate locations.
This bill/language is bad and far-reaching on a monstrous, scale in perpetuity.
The Massachusetts Municipal Association opposition can be found here; the City of Quincy passed a resolution June 17th in opposition (see below for text). Your town should, too, but time is short before this is rammed through this ‘session.’
Please invest a minute to persuade officials to act on behalf of voters, not industry and lobbyists; email (see below) the members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, your senator and your rep today.
Also, contact your town officials (council, selectmen, etc.) (find website here) and demand they protect your town for tomorrow and tomorrows to come.
Feel free to use or draw from the blurb below; it would be best if you use your own words but cutting and pasting is far, far better than not acting at all. Below, please find the list of Senate Ways & Means Committee members.
It would be great if you would also forward this information to friends and family, etc. and call each member listed; simply read your blurb.
Contact HaltMAsmartMeters@gmail.com with any questions or suggestions or progress, especially if you learn of any legislators who are opposed.
A comprehensive HaltMAsmartMeters newsletter is pending regarding:
- The official Massachusetts ‘smart’ meter mandate Order
- Gubernatorial disabilities debate at Perkins School (Watertown, MA: 6/26)
- Bittersweet victory in Worcester antenna(s) in church steeple 250 feet from a grammar school instead of new 90-foot ‘smart’ data tower(s).
Cut and pastable email list of Senate Ways and Means Committee members:
Senate Ways and Means Committee members list for phone calls (note, RED = “Opposed.”):
WAYS & MEANS
|Stephen M. Brewer||Chair||D||Barre||722-1540||Stephen.Brewer@masenate.gov|
|Jennifer L. Flanagan||Vice Chair||D||Leominster||722-1230||Jennifer.Flanagan@masenate.gov|
|Sal N. DiDomenico||Assit. Vice Chair||D||Everett||722-1650||Sal.DiDomenico@masenate.gov|
|Gale D. Candaras||Member||D||Wilbraham||722-1291||Gale.Candaras@masenate.gov|
|Eileen M. Donoghue||Member||D||Lowell||722-1630||Eileen.Donoghue@masenate.gov|
|Benjamin B. Downing||Member||D||Pittsfield||722-1625||Benjamin.Downing@masenate.gov|
|Patricia D. Jehlen||Member||D||Somerville||722-1578||Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov|
|Brian A. Joyce||Member||D||Milton||722-1643||Brian.Joyce@masenate.gov|
|Thomas P. Kennedy||Member||D||Brockton||722-1200||Thomas.Kennedy@masenate.gov|
|Thomas M. McGee||Member||D||Lynn||722-1350||Thomas.McGee@masenate.gov|
|Michael O. Moore||Member||D||Millbury||722-1485||Michael.Moore@masenate.gov|
|Marc R. Pacheco||Member||D||Taunton||722-1551||Marc.Pacheco@masenate.gov|
|Anthony W. Petruccelli||Member||D||East Boston||722-1634||Anthony.Petruccelli@masenate.gov|
|Michael F. Rush||Member||D||W. Roxbury||722-1348||Mike.Rush@masenate.gov|
|James E. Timilty||Member||D||Walpole||722-1222||James.Timilty@masenate.gov|
|Richard J. Ross||Member||R||Wrentham||722-1555||Richard.Ross@masenate.gov|
|Donald F. Humason, Jr.||Member||R||Westfield||722-1415||Donald.Humason@masenate.gov|
City of Quincy, MA Order Number 2014 – 160
Whereas, there are specific bills moving through the legislature presently whose passage and enactment would have an adverse impact upon neighborhoods throughout the city because they would pre-empt ALL municipal zoning control over the siting of wireless infrastructure.
Now, therefore be it resolved, that the Quincy City Council expresses its concern to our legislative delegation regarding any effort to limit or strip municipalities of any ability to regulate the placement of wireless infrastructure and further requests that our delegation oppose Sections 74 & 75 of the House Economic Development Bill (H. 4181) and Senate Bill (2183) which legislation will negate ANY local control over wireless infrastructure placement.
Passed and ordained June 17, 2014