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Gun Buy-Back, Cell Tower on Council Agenda

The council meets tonight from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Guns and a wireless antenna project on San Pablo Avenue are on the agenda for tonight's Albany City Council meeting.

Agenda items include:

—A recommendation to deny an appeal by Heike Abeck and approve, with modifications, a rooftop wireless antennas facility by AT&T Wireless at 1035 San Pablo Ave.

—A recommednation from Mayor Thomsen that city staff prepare a report on the options, pros and cons, resources needed, and feasibility of conducting a gun buy-back program for Albany residents.

The council will meet from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers, 1000 San Pablo Avenue. You may see the complte agenda for tonight's meeting on the City of Albany website.

David Sanger February 20, 2013 at 11:27 PM
During the meeting opponent Ed Fields tried to mislead the Council with a live microwave stunt now being reported on the Internet. Video to follow http://celltowersites.com/2013/02/20/a-disingenuous-and-dangerous-stunt/
montymarket February 21, 2013 at 12:37 AM
The law that expands cell phone use specifically prohibits consideration of any health issues associated with cell phone towers. (Just as the fracking law keeps secret the fluids the oil and gas industry regularly pumps into the water supply.) If that microwave oven were a cell phone tower, then you wouldn't be allowed to question the health effects associated with melting a cheese sandwich in close proximity to our fellow citizens. The special condition attached for measuring radio frequency levels has gone unenforced to date and likely that will continue: it's pre-empted by the federal legislation against measuring health effects. Lastly, any correlation with zapping a human depends on the type of cheese Ed used in his sandwich. Everybody knows a hard peccorino doesn't melt as fast as a slice of swiss, for example. Sheesh.
Senior A. Titude February 21, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Yikes. Wonder what he would have done if someone's pacemaker had failed??? Fortunately City Hall is right next to the Fire Dept/Paramedics.
Senior A. Titude February 21, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Thanks for the additional info. When I left, because of another obligation, I was disheartened by all the negative commentary, much of it questionable.
dgies February 21, 2013 at 06:36 AM
I'm pretty sure his calculation is off and he was actually exposing people to about 10 times the FCC limit.


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