By B.N. Frank
California residents have been tireless in their activism against cell towers and antennas – both 4G and 5G – being installed near their homes, kids’ schools, and throughout their communities (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 11, 12, 13).
An op-ed signed by 24 activists provides valid reasons why Berkley City Council members should re-evaluate their 5G “small cell” guidelines and ordinance.
From Op-Ed News:
Dear Mayor and Berkeley City Council Members,
As you know, the outside legal counsel hired by the city to write its 5G “small cell” guidelines and ordinance is Telecom Law, with attorneys Jonathan Kramer and Robert Tripp May. We have recently received conclusive information that this law firm has a financial conflict of interest, which would explain why the language in the 5G laws the city passed last July are so weighted in favor of the telecom industry, and against the community.
It would also explain why the city staff’s “answer to questions by city council members” is so filled with inaccuracies. We will give city staff the benefit of the doubt, and assume the answers were written by the telecom lawyers, but why didn’t the city staff pick up on the fact that the answers are inaccurate in regard to what the law says, or what is contained in the ordinance and guidelines that you ended up passing?
The video below contains some very important information about Jonathan Kramer. Click Here
It is a training video for 5G installers, in how to counteract community opposition to 5G, and get speedy approval. He openly admits to the installers that “I’m on your side,” and he tells them “Your duty is not to the community, it’s to the shareholders.” He makes fun of all the people who suffer painful symptoms caused by wireless radiation, and assures his audience that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) doesn’t apply.
What Kramer is teaching the installers is false. The following link demonstrates that sensitivity to electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) is recognized as a disability requiring accommodation by the California state legislature: Click Here
This link describes how the U.S. Access Board recognizes EMF sensitivity as a disability that is covered by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Click Here
Medical writer and cell towers consultant Susan Dana Foster describes in a letter to the Malibu City Council, dated Sept. 29, 2020, how Kramer appears to blatantly mislead the city council, giving them the definite impression that fire fighters are in favor of having 100 foot FirstNET towers, filled with antennas, next to their fire stations. In fact the firefighters had been very strenuously opposing them, because of the devastating neurological impacts they had suffered from cell tower radiation when towers were placed next to their stations.
Even more alarming, Susan Foster testified to the city council that law partners Jonathan Kramer and Tripp May are also principals in another business, Permit Team LLC. She wrote:
Jonathan Kramer, Robert C. “Tripp” May and Lory Kendirjian are the three principals of Permit Team LLC. This company specializes in permitting cell towers. Jonathan Kramer and Tripp May are the managing partners of Telecom Law Firm PC. Lory Kendirjian is Telecom Law Firm’s Senior Paralegal and Senior Wireless Project Manager. Kramer describes Permit Team LLC as an arm’s length away from his law business. From the website about Team Members:
“Meet the Permit Team staff. Between them, they have been involved in thousands cell site permitting matters, including new build permits, modification permits, and enforcement actions””
Foster’s letter continues, “If Jonathan Kramer has a company that makes money assisting local authorities (that may mean ministers and school superintendents, as well) in siting cell towers, is he the best person to listen to the residents’ concerns/demands that they be protected?
U.S. opposition to 5G continues to increase for a variety of reasons in addition to health and environmental risks (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Federal agencies and credible experts have warned that it threatens aviation safety, jobs, national security, public safety, and weather forecasting accuracy (see 1, 2, 3). Recently, the Government Accountability Office identified serious challenges with 5G deployment as well.
In addition to American municipalities filing 5G lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), they have passed resolutions to ban deployment until studies prove it’s safe (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 6) and ordinances to limit and/or control installation. State representatives in Hawaii and Illinois have introduced 5G bills to protect constituents.
Cities AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums on deployment. Since 2017, doctors and scientists have asked for 5G moratoriums on Earth and in space due to health and environmental risks (see 1, 2). Since 2018 there have been reports of people and animals experiencing symptoms and illnesses after 5G was installed (see 1. 2, 3, 4). In 2019, telecom executives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they had NO independent scientific evidence that 5G is safe. Research has determined that it’s not.
The majority of scientists worldwide oppose 5G deployment. Of course exposure risks ARE NOT exclusive to 5G. Last year, the World Health Organization warned that high levels of Electromagnetic Fields (aka “Electrosmog”) could cause health issues in a significant percentage of the population. Nevertheless, a few months ago, Trump reintroduced his proposal to have a nationalized 5G plan and the Department of Defense (DoD) wants to own and operate it with Google. American legislators and organizations have also voiced opposition to this scenario.
Are you opposed to 5G being installed in your community? Sign a petition asking President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris to stop deployment ASAP.
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