Click here to download the 6-page pdf file of Julian Gresser’s comments via zoom at the March 9, 2022 meeting of the Topanga Town Council, representing an unincorporated area within Los Angeles County, or scroll down past the highlight excerpt to view the complete file here.
In a nutshell, the Ordinance will effectively codify the present illegal practice of bypassing over 30 years of a well-established and balanced Conditional Use Permit Registration system with an accelerated Ministerial Site Review of small cell and macro cell antennas installed on private property. This de facto practice is currently being challenged in the Los Angeles Superior Court in the case of Angela Sherick-Bright v. County of Los Angeles. The ostensible justification for this precipitous rush to Ordinance is the FCC’s shot clock deadlines that aim to accelerate densification of small cell and macro towers antennas emitting Radio Frequency/Electromagnetic Field (RF/EMF) radiation in high and dangerous concentrations within residential communities. The clear intention of the proposed Ministerial Site Review Application process, which will effectively replace Conditional Use Permits on new facilities, is to eliminate due process protections for the Los Angeles County community — namely, timely prior notification and an opportunity to be heard in public hearings, which are guaranteed by the First and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 7 of the California Constitution.
Short Bio for Julian Gresser, Counsel to 5G Free California
Julian Gresser is an international environmental and public interest lawyer. He was twice Mitsubishi Visiting Professor at the Harvard Law School, a Visiting Professor in MIT’s Program on Science, Technology, and Society Program, and an advisor to environmental organizations, international organizations, corporations, and governments. He is also an inventor, professional negotiator, alliance mediator, and recognized expert on Japan. Mr. Gresser is co-founder of the Broadband International Legal Action Network (www.bbilan.org) and The Balance Group (www.thebalancegroup.net) which has mobilized a team of veteran attorneys and other professionals engaged in landmark legal cases that will determine whether there will be any reasonable legal controls on corporate exploitation of the Heavens, the proliferation of RF/EMF radiation emitting devices in residential communities and vulnerable environmental areas, and conversion of personal information for private economic advantage, control, and surveillance.