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Kensington meeting Tuesday on cell phone antenna process

County Supervisor John Gioia has sent out the following advisory:

    AT&T Hosts Informational Open House in Kensington
    Learn more about AT&T cell application process; County planner on hand

AT&T is hosting an open house in Kensington to provide information and answer questions on the cell antennae/node application process. The wireless company has applied to Contra Costa County for permits to build six new cell sites in Kensington, located on PG&E power poles.

County planners will be on hand to provide information on the permit application process. As the applications move through the permitting process, each one will be carefully reviewed and and analyzed by planners.

Details:

When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23
Where: Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave., Kensington
For more information: Ken Mintz, AT&T External Affairs Ken.Mintz@att.com
To read the applications, go to Supervisor Gioia’s KMAC web page.

The Kensington Municipal Advisory Council (KMAC) will review the application at its regular public meeting at 7 p.m. July 30 at the community center (same location as above).

KMAC will make an advisory recommendation to accept or deny the applications to County planners, who in turn will make a recommendation to the County Planning Commission. The Planning Commission’s decision can be appealed to the Board of Supervisors.

Public comment on the applications is welcome in a variety of ways throughout the process; at public meetings, or by snail mail or email or phone to the principal planner, Francisco Avila, 925-674-7801; Dept. of Conservation and Development, 30 Muir Rd., Martinez Ca. 94553

I am carefully watching the process and listening to public input in the event the applications are appealed to the Board. The process is expected to take a few months.

Chris Treadway