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. . . to enter your comments into the public record of your city regarding the installation of 4G or 5G Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antenna (CPMRAs) in residential areas.

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We are providing this page for the residents of Ventura County communities of Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo and Ventura (and those living in the unincorporated areas) who are precariously positioned in the path of new technology that has been scientifically proven to be harmful. Join the combined voices of Simi Valley, CA Residents for Responsible Growth, Ventura County Issues Reform and others. Contact your respective City Council Members and Planning Staffs to oppose any more Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antenna (CPMRAs), aka so-called "Small Cells", in residential areas. By banding together, residents of Ventura County can win this battle through strength in numbers:

  • For each meeting, prepare 5-10 speakers, but make sure others show up in hundreds to support the speakers.

  • The goal is to place substantial written evidence into the public record because the City Council must base their decisions about amending ordinances or about the placement, construction and modification of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) solely on what is in the written public record (oral comments at the podium are not sufficient).

  • Insist that your city follow the current federal and state laws — as they are written — and not as they are interpreted by the Wireless Industry attorneys.

  • FCC regulations must be consistent with our existing federal laws: the FCC's Aug 2018 Order (18-111) and the FCC's Sept 2018 Order (18-133) about so-called "Small Cell" cell towers are not consistent with our current Federal laws.

  • These FCC orders represent massive Federal overreach into intrastate matters that illegally attempt to reduce your City Council into a mere administrative arm of the Federal government.

  • Hundreds of cities are suing the FCC over these FCC Orders right now in the Federal Appeals Court, Ninth Circuit, asking for a Motion to Stay and eventual outright dismissal.

  • Encourage your city to follow the advice of Joseph Van Eaton, the lead attorney for the Cities in the consolidated law suit, and to not pass any local ordinances that are consistent with these terrible FCC Orders — orders which may be dismissed in a matter of months.

  • Insist on amendments for any Urgency Ordiance to incorporate a 150/150 Solution in your local ordinance that provides sufficient horizontal and vertical offsets from antennas and an effective maximum power output limit from the antennas: no more than 150 µW/m² anywhere where people live, learn, recreate, sleep or heal — which is still plenty of RF-EMR to enable wireless service for calls and texts.

Attend City Council Meetings:

Attend Simi Valley City Council Meetings

The Simi Valley City Council meets on scheduled Mondays at 6:30 pm at City Hall, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, California.

Upcoming Thousand Oaks City Council Meetings

The Thousand Oaks Council meets on Tuesdays at City Hall, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.

Attend Camarillo City Council Meetings

The Camarillo City Council meets on Wednesdays at City Hall, 601 Carmen Drive, Camarillo, CA.

Attend Ventura City Council Meetings

The Ventura City Council meets on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 501 Poli St. 2nd Floor, Ventura, CA

If the lists, above, get out of date, please consult the links, also above.

Help Your Neighbors in Other Cities

  • What: Oppose 4G and 5G CPMRA installations in the residential areas of Ventura County.
  • Why: These CPMRAs will proliferate in our neighborhoods and continue to grow in size, number, and power — without public review!

Tell Your City Officials:

  1. NO! No CPMRAs in any residential areas!
  2. Why? There are No proven SIGNIFICANT GAPS in Wireless coverage in your neighborhood.
  3. CPMRAs 15–50 feet from our homes ARE NOT the least intrusive means to close an alleged significant gap in coverage. There are far better locations that can provide coverage: at least 500 feet away from where people live, sleep and heal.
  4. Where there is NO SIGNIFICANT GAP in coverage, there is no basis for preemption of local authority.
  5. Stop this Unjustified Real Estate Grab: if any Wireless Carrier installs a CPMRA on your street, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and others can come back to claim the real estate at the other utility and light poles in the neighborhood.
  6. Preserve and protect the residential character of the neighborhood: insist on uncapped broadband internet and video data transmitted by less intrusive fiber optic cables to homes.
  7. Choose to transmit broadband internet and video data in the most energy-efficient way: it takes many thousands of times less energy than Wireless to transmit a 4k video/movie via fiber optic cables.
  8. The California League of Cities, over 300 CA Cities, 50 of 58 Counties and many, many CA residents opposed the heinous so called "Small Cell" Bill, CA SB.649 — the bill that Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed on 10/15/17 for the reasons, above.

Public Comments at City Councils Around Ventura County
No Small-Cells in Residential Neighborhoods


Simi Valley, CA

Thousand Oaks, CA

Nov 18, 2019 Thousand Oaks Planning Commission — Wireless Telecommunications Facility Appeal

Apr 2, 2019 Thousand Oaks City Council Meeting

Michael Tardith, US Army Combat Veteran:

"Our strength is in our unity, our common unity, or our community . . . I am part of this community. I am part of this power here tonight. This is power vs. force. So we take our responsibilities very seriously when it comes to guarding the honor of not only our four sisters, but our community and country . . . we are counting on you [the City Council] now. Counting on our representatives to represent and push back. What is the urgency here? 98% of Thousand Oaks is [already] covered by 4G.

[This new technology] is about connecting things to things. 5G is a battlefield interrogation system. It penetrates and 3D maps everything on the battlefied. It penetrates concrete, it penetrates brick and it identifes everything in there. Along with this is data collection. These are data collection units and facilities. They are going to collect our data and sell it, just like Facebook. There is a very, very, very deceptive scent in the air. The word that comes to mind is sinister because the negatives far, far outweigh the positives. The independent scientific studies are overwhelming."

Local Press Coverage

  • 2019.04.07Link to Ventura to consider emergency rules for 5G wireless technology
  • 2019.04.05Link to Simi welcomes big wireless, no consideration for residents
  • 2019.04.04Link to 5G rollout jumped the gun
  • 2019.04.04Link to Don’t put public health in danger
  • 2019.04.04Link to City must take power back "Congratulations, you are now a proud owner of cell tower in front of your house."
  • 2019.04.03Link to Insects Will Be Victims of 4G and 5G Densification
  • 2019.03.29Link to Simi City Council lacks courage
  • 2019.03.29Link to Council moves forward with new 5G rules
  • 2019.03.28Link to Residents make plea against 5G
  • 2019.03.28Link to 5G wireless technology is coming to Ventura County — not everyone is happy about it
  • 2019.03.28Link to EMF affects our biology in ‘alarming' ways
  • 2019.03.21Link to Cell tower influx a cause for alarm
  • 2019.03.22Link to Simi Valley Wireless Urgency Ordinance
  • 2019.03.22Link to Thousand Oaks Prepares for Wave of Wireless
  • 2019.03.14Link to Expert predicts wave of wireless to hit T.O.
  • 2019.02.22Link to Stop this invisible hazard
  • 2017.05.22Link to Bill would give wireless industry too much control

Metering pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) Emissions

Safe Living Technologies has a variety of professional level RF Meters for measuring radio and microwave radiation levels.

Buy the Latest Safe and Sound Pro RF-Meter

Two additional consumer grade yet very versatile RF Meters which can bring awareness to the every increasing pulsed microwave radiation sources in our living environments and cities are the:

Acoustimeter AM-10 RF-EMR Meter Cornet ED-88TPlus RF-EMR Meter
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Acoustimeter AM-10 Manual Acoustimeter AM-10 Manual Photos

Key excerpts from the Acoustimeter AM-10 manual:

  • "The highest readings will often be found when holding the instrument facing you at an angle between horizontal and vertical."

  • "The 'Peak-hold' function will display the highest peak reading measured until the instrument is turned off and on again."

  • "The peaks in pulsing RF Microwave signals are the most bio-active at typical exposure levels."

  • "Modern cell towers turn the signal on and off at high speeds to represent data, often with extra gaps between data bursts. This produces a non-continuous signal, which we describe as “pulsing”. The Acoustimeter allows you to hear this as one way of identifying the signals."

  • "Peak signal strength is the most appropriate way to measure complex digitally modulated, often non-continuous, signals in a meaningful manner. Signal strength is measured in volts per metre (V/m). Many electrosensitive individuals report most adverse health effects in areas that have high peak levels but average field strengths that are well within FCC compliance."

  • "A 99.9% reduction of 100,000 µW/m2 to 10 µW/m2 (a 2 V/m signal reduced to 0.02 V/m) will still be showing and sounding on the meter."

Peak RF-EMR measurements at 100 feet from these so-called "Small Cell" Cell Towers in Simi Valley meter more than 6.0 V/M = 95,491 µW/m² x 10 = 954,910 µW/m², after applying the RF meter-manufacturer 10x correction factor for high-speed, pulsed signals. This means that homes nearby are probably experiencing from 1,000,000 to 4,000,000 µW/m² at distancess around 100 feet from these so-called "Small Cells" — enough RF microwave radiation to trigger a public health crisis similar to what occurred during ten years of RF-EMR exposures from a macro cell tower 250 to 500 feet from residences in Sebastopol, CA: see

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Sample Peak RF-EMR Emissions: translate peak Volts/meter (V/m) into peak Power Flux Density (µW/m²)

Source: the EMFields website has an RF-EMR unit converter for CW signals on this page:

  • 6.0 V/m = 95,491 µW/m² x 10 = 954,910 µW/m² (We are exceeding 6.0 V/m in Simi Valley at 100 feet from so-called "Small Cells". We need the City of Simi Valley to hire a Certified Building Biologist/Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist to meter and analyze these RF-EMR emissions before considering any more CPMRA installations.)
  • 5.5 V/m = 80,238 µW/m² x 10 = 802,380 µW/m²
  • 5.0 V/m = 66,313 µW/m² x 10 = 663,130 µW/m²
  • 4.5 V/m =53,713 µW/m² x 10 = 537,130 µW/m²
  • 4.0 V/m = 42,440 µW/m² x 10 = 424,400 µW/m²
  • 3.5 V/m = 32, 493 µW/m² x 10 = 324,930 µW/m²
  • 3.0 V/m = 23,873 µW/m² x 10 = 238,730 µW/m²
  • 2.5 V/m = 16,578 µW/m² x 10 = 165,780 µW/m²
  • 2.0 V/m = 10,610 µW/m² x 10 = 106,610 µW/m²
  • 1.5 V/m = 5,968 µW/m² x 10 = 59,680 µW/m²
  • 1.0 V/m = 2,653 µW/m² x 10 = 26,653 µW/m²
  • 0.5 V/m = 664 µW/m² x 10 = 6,640 µW/m²
  • 0.25 V/m = 166 µW/m² x 10 = 1,660 µW/m²
  • 0.10 V/m = 27 µW/m² x 10 = 270 µW/m²
  • 0.05 V/m = 7 µW/m² x 10 = 70 µW/m²
  • 0.02 V/m = 1 µW/m² x 10 = 10 µW/m² (A safe target for RF-EMR Emissions would be 0.02 V/m, which is achieved by -75 dBm as explained below.)
Dr. Martin Pall: Telecomm Industry Ignores Dangers of 4G and 5G Densification

RF-EMR Exposures from Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas (CPMRAs) in Simi Valley, CA

Are Small Cell Sites Next to Homes Safe?

What is Our Goal?

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We want to work with City Councils and City Staffs of each of these cities to prevent 4G and 5G cell towers from being installed on utility or light poles in the residential areas of Ventura County to protect our safety, privacy and property values.

What Do We Know?

The World Health Organization has classified radio frequency microwave electromagnetic fields from any source (pulsed, data-modulated, Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation) as a Group 2B carcinogen. However, Dr. Lennart Hardell, a member of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) comments on the National Toxicology Program final results that RF microwave radiation should be classified as Group 1, an agent that is carcinogenic to humans.

"[Group 1] is used when there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans. Exceptionally, an agent may be placed in this category when evidence of carcinogenicity in humans is less than sufficient but there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals and strong evidence in exposed humans that the agent acts through a relevant mechanism of carcinogenicity."

We also know the technical specifications of the radiation being emitted by the 4G antennas, and we know that they harm living organisms. The next generation of Wireless, 5G, is going to aggregate bandwidth on frequencies from 600 MHz to 90,000 MHz and move large amounts of data through the air. Currently, there are no consumer RF microwave radiation meters capable of measuring 5G radiation levels.

Why Is This A Problem?

1. Lowered Property Values:

Every Ventura County homeowner needs to know that the installation of a Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antenna (“CPMRA”) will decrease the property value of the four homes in closest proximity to the antenna by at least 20%.

2. Serious Adverse Health Effects:

People living or working near a 4G or 5G antenna will be exposed to constant RF microwave radiation. Thousands of peer-reviewed studies have shown clear evidence of harm from wireless exposure, including significant increases in brain and heart tumors and damage to DNA.

3. Many Studies Have Linked RF Microwave Radiation Exposures To . . .

  1. Migraine headaches and neurological problems
  2. Suppression of melatonin
  3. Infertility
  4. Insomnia
  5. Autism
  6. Parkinson’s disease
  7. Alzheimer’s disease

4. Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas:

While an antenna on a pole on your block may not be in front of your home, one installed in your neighborhood can allow AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint to claim remaining poles, including the pole nearest to your house. In addition to private homes, public gathering places such as schools and churches will also be unprotected from the harmful RF microwave radiation emissions from the 4G and 5G antennas.

5. Dangerous Power Output Levels:

The cities of Ventura County, with the support and urging of residents, could resist profit-driven wireless densification by adopting new Wireless Municipal Codes and Zoning ordinances to regulate power output. Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) that exceed a level needed for telecommunication service (ability to make a call or text) are unnecessary and harmful.

6. Power Grab by the Telecommunication Companies is Accelerating at High Speed:

Since Jerry Brown, the Governor of California, vetoed SB 649 on 10/15/17 with the support of The League of Cities representing over three hundred California cities, the telecommunication companies Verizon and AT&T have decided to wage a battle against Comcast to offer a Wireless Video subscription service and have strategized a city-by-city counterattack to upgrade the existing 3G or 4G status quo with the next generation of wireless, 5G. Though Californians have already been charged $16 Billion by the telecommunication companies to lay fiber optic cables directly to our homes, we have never received this service. Though they cannot prove the existence of any significant gaps in wireless telecommunication service (an inability to place a call or text), AT&T and Verizon intend to preempt local authority and install 4G and 5G antennas on our electric utility poles and locally owned light poles. They are not concerned with aesthetics nor health effects. They are concerned only with profit. The FCC has approved their technology despite its potential harm to living organisms. It is left to individual towns and cities to protect their own interests.

What is the Solution?

The answer: Fiber to the Premises (FTTP)

The solution is both simple and easy — instead of more wireless, we need to install wireline Fiber Optic cables to each home and business in Ventura County, which will provide much faster, more secure, more reliable and much more energy-efficient transmission of Internet and video data.

Despite the promises of additional convenience and the unbridled hype for 5G and the "Internet of Things” (IoT), the primary duty of our elected officials is to promote and preserve the health and welfare of Ventura County's residents, voters and taxpayers.

What Similar Event Has Happened in the Past?

Many people became ill, and are continuing to become ill, from the installation of PG&E’s so-called electrical “Smart Meters.” Recall that people damaged by 24/7 exposures from this wireless Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) forced PG&E to offer an opt-out program.

Unfortunately, the situation we are in today with the imminent 5G antennas is not the same. Big Wireless (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and other telecommunication giants) will not be offering any opt-outs. These so-called "Small Cell" towers would be installed just 15-50 feet from homes and transmit hazardous levels of pulsed, data-modulated, radio frequency microwave radiation 24/7 with no chance for individual home owners or businesses to opt out.

What's Been Happening In Simi Valley?

January 28, 2019: A resident spoke to the Simi Valley City Council Meeting urging a strengthening of Simi Valley’s Wireless-zoning ordinance.

February 7 to March 5, 2019: Members of a residential task force briefed several City Officials on the dangers of a 4G and 5G densified infrastructure in residential areas. City Officials included the head of the Planning Department, City and Deputy City Manager, and almost all City Council members. The topics discussed included:

  • Problems with the FCC guidelines, how the wireless industry is trying to close a significant gap where there is none.
  • How to write a protective wireless ordinance and be in compliance with the FCC regulations.
  • The importance the 4/15/19 deadline to take advantage of the "aesthetic standards" of the FCC order.
  • How the Telecom industry promised to upgrade using Fiber Optics to the premise, took billions of dollars, but never completed the job.

Established science proves that exposure to wireless radiation can cause neurological illness, DNA damage, heart problems, reduced fertility and increased rates of cancer.

These transmitters so close to our homes violate our guaranteed constitutional right to privacy as it is a 24/7 surveillance grid.

Quotes from briefings:

  • "Do not want the Feds to take total control over local authority,"
  • "Forcing the technology down our throats"
  • "So-called Small cells are macro cell towers in disguise; just look at the power/distance specs."
  • “Significant loss of property values when small cells are close to homes.”
  • “Very surprised the RF radiation levels were so high for 4G. 5G will be in addition to, not replace 4G."
  • "FCC RF-EMR exposure guidelines are not protective."
  • “There is a public health crisis in Sebastopol, CA illnesses and deaths caused by a cell tower within 250-500 feet of residences.”
  • "Fiber Optic to homes is far superior to wireless."

What's Been Happening In Thousand Oaks?

March 5, 2019: A member of Ventura County Issues Reform (VCIR) asked the board not to allow densified installation of 4G and/or 5G cell towers. City Council followed the advice of their City wireless consultant, Johnathan Kramer, an attorney from Telecom Law Firm, to pass an Urgency Ordinance. This Ordinance is far too friendly to the Wireless industry, rolling out a red carpet to invade our city.

March 19, 2019: Thousand Oaks residents, shocked by the hasty Urgency Ordinance passed on March 5, spoke to City Council members: 100% of them were against the densified 4G and 5G installations, citing harms to safety, privacy and property values. The board received the comments well and mentioned that they would have a closed session to talk about an Amicus Brief and an additional Aesthetic Ordinance to protect its residents. The City Attorney, however, said that the City's "hands were tied", based on the attorney's "best guess" that FCC Orders 18-111 and 18-133 will survive the current legal challenges. The topics discussed included:

  • The wireless industry is trying to install antennas where there is no proven a "significant gap" in coverage.
  • How to write a protective wireless ordinance and be in compliance with the federal laws.
  • The importance the 4/15/19 deadline to take advantage of the objective "aesthetic standards" in FCC Order 18-133.
  • How the Telecom industry collected billions of dollars from additional charges on landline phone bills to upgrade our copper wirelines to fiber optic, never completed the job, and then misappropriated/transferred billions of dollars from the State Public Telecom Utility Co. to its private Wireless subsidiaries. That's right. Grandma's landline phone bill paid for the build out of 4G and now 5G.

According to Ninth Circuit case law, a city only has to allow the placement, construction or modification of a WTF if there is a “significant gap in coverage” proven with substantial evidence in the public record. Task force members inspected public records of two approved wireless applications. They observed that the applicants provided no analysis of "significant gap in coverage". One application admitted the purpose was not to close a significant gap, but to add network capacity for data usage, which is something not addressed in current federal laws or in any Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals case law.

February 22, 2019:

A resident wrote a letter to the Simi Valley Acorn newspaper "Stop this invisible hazard" copied below.

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Stop this invisible hazard -- February 22, 2019

There have been several powerful 4G cell towers deployed around Simi Valley—five of which are in Wood Ranch.

These close proximity microwave radiation antennas, misleadingly called “small cells,” are mounted on public utility poles and light poles in the public rights of way; some are within 100 feet of homes and, most importantly, they are hazardous.

Simi Valley needs to do the same, no later than Apr. 15, 2019, after which a window of opportunity closes (we lose the ability to use the “aesthetic standard”) before the FCC Report and Order, WT Docket 17-79, becomes official.

There is an inconvenient truth that the carriers don’t want the city to know about. It is called fiber optics, which is safer, cheaper (over time), private and won’t affect property values. It’s also more energy efficient.

It is critically important that Simi Valley residents make efforts in a big way, right now, if they wish to protect their safety, privacy and property values.

We need large numbers of residents to show up at the Feb. 25 and March 25 City Council meetings. We need you to recruit neighbors.

Please write to the planning department at and tell them, “We are very concerned about the serious adverse health impacts caused by the microwave radiation emitted from full-power cell towers.”

Please prevent the installment of these dangerous wireless transmitters in residential and mixed use areas in Simi Valley.

February 25, 2019:

Three residents spoke to the Simi Valley City Council Meeting during the Public Comment period urging no "small cell" 4G and 5G in any Simi Valley neighborhoods close to home. 25+ more stood in support. Speakers reminded the Council of pressing reasons for adding needed strong, protective amendments to the City’s existing Wireless Telecommunications Ordinance. They addressed the following negative aspects of 4G and 5G so-called "small cell" cell towers:

  1. Lowered property values
  2. Adverse health effects
  3. Non-compliance with ADA for Electromagnetic Sensitivity (EMS)
  4. Unjust, costly accommodations needed for EMS residents
  5. Harm to animal species
  6. Undermining City aesthetics
  7. Undemocratic loss of local authority
  8. Inferiority of wireless systems compared to Fiber-optic To The Homes (FTTH)
  9. Inadequacy of existing telecom ordinances

At the end of the public comments a council member said “you can be assured you have been heard to change and modify the wireless code in an effective way “. This was seconded by another council member.

March 6, 2019:

Announcement of March 11th, 2019 Simi Valley City Council Meeting.

Hello Wood Ranch Neighbors,

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I have some potentially good news to share about keeping our neighborhood safe, private, and preserve our property values. In case you haven’t noticed, dangerous 4G/5G transmitters are starting to metastasize on public rights of way in Wood Ranch within 200 feet of homes. The plan is to place these unsightly transmitters in front of every 2-10 homes.

Our property values will suffer as a result of this intrusion. I recently heard of a home falling out of escrow up north because a “small cell” was mounted on a lamp post in front of their home. Homes near cell phone towers are devalued 20-25%. Most Wood Ranch homes are at least $1,000,000—so that is an immediate loss of $200,000-$250,000!

So what is the potential good news? Myself and task force have been meeting with City Officials to help them create a protective wireless/zoning ordinance to regulate the transmitters so they will be located far enough away to preserve our property values, privacy and of course our safety. We believe they are listening. The Public Hearing for voting on the updated Ordinance will be March 25. But we need the community to ban together to let them know we want to keep the residential character of our neighborhood.

Please see attached flyer: WHAT YOU CAN DO.

I want to urge you to come to the next City Council meeting on March 11 at 6:30 to support the public speakers by giving them a big applause. (You can leave after the public speakers—no need to stay.) If possible, it would be most helpful if you could bring 10 people to the meeting.

Thank you, and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

March 8, 2019:

Conducted RF Measurement scans and photos of small cells on light poles in Simi Valley’s Wood Ranch neighborhood.

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What's Happening Next?

March 25, 2019: The Simi Valley City Council will hold a Public Hearing on the updated Wireless Ordinance at the 6:30 pm regular council meeting. We urge the residents attend this meeting to voice their approval for the Ordinance that will keep “small cell" (Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas) at a safe distance from homes, schools, and parks. At the same time, residents must urge the council to pursue fiber-optic-cable to the premises. Fiber is far superior to wireless in every respect.

The Simi Valley's existing Wireless Communications Ordinance is currently in the process of being updated to directly address 4G-5G "Small Cells." It must be amended with sufficient horizontal and vertical setbacks and with maximum power output limitations in order to protect residential neighborhoods.

What Can You Do Now?

  • Become informed. Click on the links below to learn more about the issue.
  • Link to KPIX Consumer Watch: 5G Cellphone Towers: Recent Findings Over Impacts on Health
  • Link to "Microwave Radiation Coming To A Lamppost Near You" - informative overview of 5G
  • Link to "Re-Inventing Wires: Wireless Systems Are Not As Fast, Secure, Reliable or Energy-Efficient As Wired Systems."
  • Call and email City Council members. Urge them to amend Simi Valley's wireless telecommunications ordinance to protect the public and the environment from harmful Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas, aka "Small Cells."

Contact Elected Officials/Staff

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Contact Thousand Oaks Elected Officials/Staff

Call/e-mail/write the City Council asking them to pass a protective aesthetic ordinance.

Simi Valley City Council

Simi Valley Staff

Talking Points for your Communication with City Officials:

  1. Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas (“CPMRAs”) do not belong in residential areas!
  2. CPMRAs 15 to 50 feet from our homes ARE NOT the least intrusive means to close an alleged significant gap in coverage (an inability to place a call or text). There is no proven significant gap in coverage in Simi Valley.
  3. Better locations exist that can provide coverage at least 1500 feet away from where people live, sleep and heal.
  4. If any Wireless Carrier installs a CPMRA on your street, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and other carriers can come back to claim the real estate at the other utility and light poles in the neighborhood.
  5. Fiber optic uses thousands of times less energy than wireless and will preserve and protect the residential character of our Simi Valley neighborhoods. Uncapped broadband internet and video data transmitted by less intrusive fiber optic cables to homes is cyber-secure, fast, safe, and reliable in fires and other emergencies.
  6. CPMRAs will lower property values by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Various real estate publications estimate that a cell tower in a property’s vicinity can reduce the property’s value by 10 to 20%. Lower property values could negatively affect taxes and city finances.
  7. California’s 2015 Assembly Bill 57 established an exemption for placing cell towers on fire stations. Studies showed brain abnormalities in firefighters exposed to cell tower radiation. All citizens should be similarly protected. and
  8. The compounded radiation of co-located antennas can pose exponential health hazards. RF microwave radiation from an individual antenna can cause harm; the 24/7/365 exposure from multiple antennas can result in even more substantial health effects.
  9. The average resident is simply not equipped to quantify radiation emissions, assess exposure levels, nor mitigate likely health risks.
  10. Public officials have taken an oath of office to protect the citizens of Simi Valley. It is their duty to ensure that no resident will be harmed by RF microwave radiation emitting from the 4G and 5G antennas of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities.

Biologically-Based RF Microwave Radiation Exposure Guidelines

To compare, explore this link to "FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation"

BioInitiative, 2017: "A scientific benchmark of 30 µW/m² for lowest observed effect level for RF microwave radiation is based on mobile phone base station-level studies. Applying a ten-fold reduction to compensate for the lack of long-term exposure (to provide a safety buffer for chronic exposure) or for children as a sensitive subpopulation yields a 3 to 6 µW/m² RF Microwave Radiation exposure guideline"

Similar scientifically-based RF Microwave Radiation Exposure Guidelines are published by the International Institute for Building-Biology & Ecology:

No Hazard Slight Hazard Severe Hazard Extreme Hazard
< 0.1 µW/m² 0.1 µW/m² to 10 µW/m² 10 µW/m² to 1,000 µW/m² > 1,000 µW/m²

  • µW/m² = millionths of a Watt per square meter (a measurement of power flux density)
  • Power flux density (PFD) = the amount of electrical power that flows through a unit area: expressed as microWatts (µW) per square meter (m²).
  • PFD measures only the rate of electrical power, NOT the total electrical power delivered over time, which requires the rate to be multiplied by the time of exposure and then requires reporting the results in a more relevant unit: µW-seconds/m² or µJoules/m²
  • Average µW/m² readings, as specified by the FCC, significantly under-report the levels of pulsed, data-modulated, RF microwave radiation exposures for two reasons —
    1. Peak RF microwave radiation exposures meter 100x–1000x higher than average RF microwave radiation for data-carrying, modulated, high-crest signals like Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE and 5G because of the duty cycle, inherent in these RF signals. Inexplicably, the FCC RF microwave radiation exposure guidelines only consider average RF microwave radiation exposures, which is a significant error because living organisms' biology reacts to the sharp changes of RF microwave radiation from zero to peak levels and back again. This is more fully explained here: Palo Alto Whitewashes RF Microwave Radiation Exposure Hazards
    2. The FCC RF microwave radiation exposure guidelines consider neither the time of exposure nor the total electrical power delivered over time, which is utter nonsense and scientifically unsound. This is more fully explained here: RF Microwave Radiation Counter.

Signal Strength RF Microwave Radiation Exposure Guidelines

dBm (decibel-milliwatts) is an abbreviation for the power ratio in decibels (dB) of the measured power referenced to one milliwatt (1 mW = 1/1,000 of a Watt). It is used in radio, microwave and fiber-optic communication networks as a convenient measure of absolute power because of its capability to express both very large and very small values in a short form. The following data is based on that published in the Cornet ED-85X Manual; the meter's antenna is centered at 2,450 MHz and can meter RF Microwave Radiation from 700 MHz to 6,000 MHz.

dBm Power Flux Density Comparison Land of . . .
0 dBm 5,800,000 µW/m² 32,000,000x higher FCC Guideline
-40 dBm 58 µW/m²  

Land of

(No Preemption)
-45 dBm 18 µW/m² 1,000x higher  
-50 dBm 5.8 µW/m²    
-55 dBm 1.8 µW/m² 100x higher  
-60 dBm 0.58 µW/m²    
-65 dBm 0.18 µW/m² 10x higher  
-70 dBm .058 µW/m²    
-75 dBm .018 µW/m² 5 Bars on a cell phone

Land of

-80 dBm .0058 µW/m²    
-85 dBm 0.0018 µW/m² 1/10 lower  
-90 dBm 0.00058 µW/m²    
-95 dBm 0.00018 µW/m² 1/100 lower  
-100 dBm 0.000058 µW/m²    
-105 dBm 0.000018 µW/m² 1/1000 lower