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Title: Coastal Commission decides on Big Basin Cell Tower Permits
START DATE: Friday August 10
TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details:
701 Ocean St. 5th Floor (Water and Ocean Streets- County Bldg.)
Santa Cruz, California
Event Type: Meeting
Verizon Wireless, along with NextG corporation, plans to install six new cell sites along Highway 1 and Swanton Road in Santa Cruz County's remote north coast region, within feet of Big Basin State Park's Waddell Creek wetlands. The Coastal Commission is deciding whether to issue a Coastal Permit at its meeting Aug. 10th 9am.

Please send letters and come speak out against this wildly inappropriate project that threatens the landscape, and the health of those who live in this area.

For more details see: http://stopsmartmeters.org/2012/06/22/northcoast/
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§Big Basin Verizon Project Before Coastal Comm. Friday in Santa Cruz
by Josh Hart Thursday Aug 9th, 2012 5:26 PM

***BAY AREA WIDE ALERT****: Santa Cruz County Coastal Habitats Threatened By Verizon Cell Sites

The California Coastal Commission will decide this Friday August 10th at 9am whether to approve a proposal by Next G ("Crown Castle") for Verizon Wireless to erect six wireless cell sites along Highway 1 and Swanton Rd. including one within feet of Big Basin State Park's Waddell Creek wetlands, home to endangered coho, red-legged frogs, and pond turtles.

Studies have shown 90% mortality rates for similar species when exposed to cell tower radiation. Cell sites would also ruin several key views including an ocean view from Swanton Rd. and views along Highway 1. There has not been adequate environmental review for this project and public accessibility and safety is being ignored to allow this inappropriate project to go ahead. The project clearly violates several sections of the Coastal Act.

ATTEND COASTAL COMMISSION MTG THIS FRIDAY AUG. 10TH (TOMORROW!!) 9AM AT THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDING 5TH FLOOR 701 OCEAN (AT WATER) IN SANTA CRUZ

Sign up on a speaker card when you arrive- note the item may be delayed from the beginning so reserve some time. Come even if you don't plan on speaking- it's important to give the Commission a sense of the extent of community opposition. Any questions please contact us.

More info here: http://stopsmartmeters.org/2012/06/22/northcoast/

Indymedia coverage of July 21st protest at the Verizon store on Pacific Ave.: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/07/22/18718032.php
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by Josh Hart Thursday Aug 9th, 2012 5:26 PM
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