Monday night, about whether they want the City Council to approve an appeal by AT&T to build cell phone antennas on a roof on San Pablo Avenue.
One speaker's comment in particular raised some eyebrows. Watch it via the video above, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
"I hear a lot of things, and safety issues, and this and that and the other thing. My feeling is, I want my son growing up somewhere that has integrity. And Albany has integrity, or so I thought. And selling out to 'ghettofy' his place of residence because it just seems OK to do so just doesn't sit right with me....
"I'm just kinda just speaking from where I live, which is across the street. And I really don't want this, you know, in my neighborhood. I don't want this for my kid, I don't want this for all the other kids that are having to grow up there. It's not necessary.
"There are better places to put these things, to put the cell phone towers. We are third priority, as has been stated. We are not first. We are just people living in a neighborbood. It's not necessary for us to experience this for everybody else to have their safety.
"And I don't think cell phone technology is a right, as a lot of people would like to drive the point home. It's a priviledge. And we have to negotiate with the other 50 percent of the people that don't use cell phones. I mean, I do use a cell phone. I have decent coverage. It's not AT&T. You know, it's all about your choice. It's a choice we make. And we negotiate our needs.
And I'm trying to stand up for the needs of my children. And the children in my neighborhood. And also the people that wanna live there and wanna raise their families. And not live in a ghetto. So I appreciate your time. Thank you."
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