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File #: Res 0076-2004    Version: * Name: Hold oversight hearings on the proliferation of cellular telephone towers and base stations throughout NYC.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/4/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the appropriate committee on the Council to hold oversight hearings on the proliferation of cellular telephone towers and base stations throughout New York City.
Sponsors: Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Tony Avella, James F. Gennaro, Vincent J. Gentile, Alan J. Gerson, Robert Jackson, Michael C. Nelson, James Sanders, Jr., David Yassky, Christine C. Quinn, Dennis P. Gallagher, Eric N. Gioia, Miguel Martinez, Eva S. Moskowitz, Hiram Monserrate
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2005*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2004*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2004*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2004*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/30/2004*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2004*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2004*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 76

 

Resolution calling upon the appropriate committee on the Council to hold oversight hearings on the proliferation of cellular telephone towers and base stations throughout New York City.

 

By Council Members Vallone, Addabbo, Avella, Gennaro, Gentile, Gerson, Jackson, Nelson, Sanders, Yassky, Quinn, Gallagher, Gioia, Martinez, Moskowitz and Monserrate

 

Whereas, The use of wireless telecommunications devices, especially cellular telephones with their associated equipment, has expanded enormously over the past several years; and

Whereas, Base stations, antennas attached to towers and other equipment are necessary for cellular telephone service providers to offer adequate service to the public within a given geographic area; and

Whereas, The technology through which cellular telephone service is provided requires a series of transmitters and signal boosters which are mounted on antennas and are usually placed on the roofs or superstructures of buildings; and

Whereas, This equipment has usually been located with little or no notification to the occupants of the buildings on which they are placed or other members of the affected communities; and

Whereas, The number of companies providing service and the technologies they employ has resulted in the proliferation of cellular telephone towers leading to substantially more of them and competition for the superior locations; and

Whereas, The only local governmental intervention in the placement of these cellular telephone towers is the need to obtain an alteration permit from the Department of Buildings; and

Whereas, The Council of the City of New York is concerned that the proliferation and concentration of cellular telephone equipment is not only aesthetically displeasing, but the proximity to those cellular telephone towers, especially when clustered in a small area, may impose adverse health effects on those who reside or work in the buildings which accommodate them; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That Council of the City of New York calls upon the appropriate committee on the Council to hold oversight hearings on the proliferation of cellular base stations throughout New York City.