Montgomery County Coalition for the Control of Cell Towers
The Montgomery County Coalition for the Control Cell Towers (“MC4T”) is comprised of concerned County residents, including representatives from homeowner’s associations and civic organizations. MC4T was assembled during the Fall, 2016 in response to Zoning Text Amendment (“ZTA” ) 16-05, which was eventually withdrawn in the face of sustained community opposition.
First posted: March 4, 2018
WE DO WANT A ZTA, BUT NOT THIS ZTA 18-02!
WE WANT A ZTA THAT WILL NOT SACRIFICE OUR SAFETY, NEIGHBORHOOD AESTHETICS, OR PROPERTY VALUES;
WE WANT A ZTA THAT WILL ENSURE TRANSPARENCY, PROPER NOTICE OF PROPOSED FACILITIES, AND FAIR AND PROPER CONSIDERATION OF OUR CONCERNS IN THE REVIEW PROCESS;
WE WANT A ZTA THAT PROTECTS ALL RESIDENTS, REGARDLESS OF:
WHAT PART OF THE COUNTY THEY LIVE IN,
WHETHER THEIR UTILITIES ARE ABOVE GROUND OR UNDERGROUND, AND
THE TYPE OF DWELLING THEY HAVE;
SURE, A ZTA MUST ACCOMMODATE THE RIGHTS OF THE INDUSTRY TO PROVIDE WIRELESS SERVICES...
BUT, WE WANT A BETTER ZTA; ONE THAT PROTECTS OUR RIGHTS, TOO – AND REQUIRES WIRELESS FACILITIES TO HAVE THE LEAST POSSIBLE ADVERSE IMPACTS ON OUR NEIGHBORHOODS!
The mission of MC4T is to preserve and enhance the character and aesthetics of all County neighborhoods by minimizing adverse visual impact of telecommunications facilities and poles, protect our homes and communities from unsafe cell towers and assure full transparency, due process and fair representation in all decisions on wireless infrastructure.