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Cities and Residents Are Rejecting the Federal Government's Roll Out of 5G

November 19, 2018

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Citizen advocate, Gary Gileno, picked up our feature from last week about three cities in Marin County, California, that rejected the federal 5G roll out. He says that the cities passed ordinances, which carry the force of the law, instead of resolutions that are merely statements of opinion. Gileno stresses the point that city councils legally can reject edicts of the federal government.

It is true that cities can be sued by the federal government due to a 1996 law signed by Bill Clinton that says health concerns cannot be used to stop the installation of telecommunications equipment!  However, if the feds sue on that basis, it will not be popular among voters, and probably will not be done except as a last resort. Gileno concludes that it is everyone’s personal responsibility to attend your local city council meetings and let your voice be heard on this issue. –GEG

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