LA Unified School District comes out against Wireless

An important development –

The Los Angeles Unified School District unanimously passes a resolution calling for repeal of Sectioon 704 of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 that preempts states and local governments from taking environmental (i.e. human health) effects into account when denying a permit to site a FCC licensed wireless transmitter.

This Resolution was introduced by LAUSD Board member Julie Korenstein who in 2000 got an ordinance in place to ban cell towers at LA City Public Schools.

Many individuals and groups endorsed this new Resolution, see below, including the link to the CLOUT Petition, attached.


Elizabeth Kelley,

> Nine years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of
> Education passed a resolution opposing the placement of cellular towers on
> or near school property.
> On May 26, 2009, the LAUSD Board unanimously passed a second resolution
> concerning the ongoing proliferation of wireless antennas near schools that
> includes a statement in favor of repealing the Telecommunication Act of
> 1996’s preemption of consideration of health and environmental effects of
> wireless facilities.
To read both resolutions,

please visit the CLOUT website at

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