"Civil Rights for Cell Tower Corporations?
You've Got to be Kidding!"
Paul Cienfuegos' April 21st, 2015 Commentary on KBOO Evening News
(His weekly commentaries are broadcast every Tuesday evening. You can view or listen to them all at PaulCienfuegos.com, CommunityRightsPDX.org/podcast, or subscribe via ITunes.)
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Yesterday evening, I attended a two-hour informational meeting about T-Mobile Corporation's
imminent application to the City to mount a new cell phone antenna on a utility pole in a residential neighborhood just a few blocks from Mount Tabor. The City requires that the corporate applicant hold such an informational meeting at least 30 days before they file their application.
90 residents from the immediate neighborhood attended the session. Although the meeting was
officially facilitated by a fellow hired by the City, most of the packed agenda was filled up by one
corporate employee after another -- first from T-Mobile Corporation, then by Odelia Pacific