After months of discussion, the Davis City Council will decide whether to oppose or at least slow the arrival of 5G in Davis on Tuesday, January 28, at 7:00 pm.
You probably haven’t heard about these deliberations because, as the Davis Enterprise editor told me, worries about 5G are “fake news” and “conspiracy theories” that he won’t publish.
The hazards of wireless, and 5G in particular, are little known— which is no surprise when you consider that media alerts the public about tech risks but media is also the biggest beneficiary of 5G. The conflict of interest is obvious.
Telecom companies have been threatening cities and counties around the nation with lawsuits if they slow down the 5G rollout, but 90+ municipalities have responded with counter suits, and many cite the Precautionary Principle as the basis to deny telecom demands.
Despite (1) the mounting evidence, (2) the recent Keetowah vs. FCC decision, and (3) the Precautionary Principle gaining wide acceptance, when the Council passed this hot potato to the Planning Commission in November, the appointed commissioners tossed it back. Attorney Inder Kalsah is the legal consultant for Davis, and her advice boils down to ‘our hands are tied, this is a decision only the FCC may make.’
The Precautionary Principle in 10 words: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics researched the FCC, which they classify as a “captured agency.” (See excerpts of their report in “Better Safe than Sorry,” a document we prepared for City Council members, which I’ll email to you upon request). Or see the 62-page report at http://www.stayonthetruth.com/resources/Norm_Alster/capturedagency_alster.pdf
Please join us at the meeting. UC Davis is supported by our tax dollars and they have a strong influence in the state, so if the university’s hometown opposes 5G that will reverberate around California and the nation. Invite friends, the more the merrier. This could be a turning point.
Lauren Ayers, 5G.Safety.Yolo@gmail.com