I was at today's Eureka City Council special meeting concerning the cell phone tower in Henderson Center. Robin and I own a house and property within a stones throw of the proposed tower. We were not notified of the project. Local Attorney Tim Needham is Verizon's secondary counsel and was there to present his client's weak defense. Past Eureka Councilman Chris Kerrigan was there to propose an ordinance that protects the public from this type of building in residential areas.
There was much lawyer talk and I was happy to hear Councilwoman Linda Atkins sound off on attorney pompous rhetoric and challenge their claims. Larry Glass was the one who set up this special meeting and verbally spared with Mike Jones and Jeff Leonard over this issue. Councilman Jager held the trump card. The same theme kept coming up, "What is the price of a neighborhood?" All councilpersons agreed they were priceless, and yet only three voted to put a temporary stop to the project. They were Jager, Glass and Atkins.
No Eureka residents spoke in favor of the project. None. Two lawyers for Verizon spoke for the project.
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