Annemarie DonkinBy Annemarie Donkin      July 24, 2020

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This is a letter Brian Planas sent to Sheila Kuehl when he observed illegal installation of wireless telecommunications equipment being installed on Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Dear Sheila and Planning Department, An illegal WTF (wireless telecommunications facility) installation was caught and stopped near 1440 Topanga Canyon Blvd on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Please see attached pictures, from around 2 p.m. The crew, apparently working for Ericsson, said they were replacing a broken antenna with an upgraded antenna for Sprint. They did not have any plans, specifications, permits, or anything to show. I informed them that this was an illegal activity since they had no permit for upgraded equipment. They called their supervisor and, after finishing, said “Wow, you really know your stuff!” They then informed me that they would stop what they were doing, remove the new equipment they had installed, and put the previous equipment back because they did need a permit for what they were doing. Needless to say, the crew was quite surprised. I proceeded to inform them of all the ensuing shenanigans by Telecom companies with the FCC (this occurrence was a perfect example), the myriad health effects of wireless technology (as currently designed), and of the need for an immediate moratorium on wireless expansion. This occurrence is also a fantastic example that our power is in the permits.  Those unaware of the serious health hazards of wireless technology, continuing with business as usual, have been led astray by the aggressive profiteering telecom industry, and have been making significant decisions without being properly informed. We are dealing with HAZARDOUS POLLUTION: MICROWAVE RADIATION. We can issue a moratorium. We can stop issuing permits. This is actually very serious. No further wireless expansion should be permitted until the entirety of the situation is exceptionally clear, including total risks and total liabilities for all parties involved, including our environment. Then and only then may we make the correct informed decisions for our collective future. Please help lead the way. In harmony, Brian Planas
Annemarie Donkin
      July 24, 2020

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