Dozens of people, in a packed West Covina City Council chambers raised their hands when asked who was opposed to Verizon Wireless building a cell tower in their neighborhood. The tower would be 60 feet tall and dressed to look like a eucalyptus tree. The location is near two schools, high priced homes and on South Hills Country Club's golf course.
a number of homeowners want no part of it. They went to a West Covina Public Works Commission hearing and made it clear they were worried about their health and property value, but because the Federal Telecommunications Law of 1996 states a local jurisdiction can not deny a company from constructing a cell phone tower based on issues relating to health or radio frequency signals the three commissioners voted in favor of approving the site.
Those in opposition say they will appeal.
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