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Send letters to school board and City Council

October 2, 2020

Dear Elk Grove parents and other residents,

Here is a letter you can personalize and send to the school board, and one to the City Council, to keep new cell antennas away from Elk Grove schools. Personalizing your letter will make it stand out.

Please cc or bcc Mark at (skip this part) keepcellantennasaway dot (skip this part) org on your email.

School board and City Council Member email addresses are at the end of this page.

Thank you for making your voice heard!

Mark Graham

Draft letter to the school board

[Today’s date]

Dear Trustees of the Elk Grove school board, Superintendent Hoffman and staff,

My name is ______________ and I have lived in Elk Grove for _____ years.

My child / children attend(s) _________________________ (name(s) of school(s) that your child / children attend(s).)

Thank you for all that you are doing for our schools during this pandemic.

I am opposed to new 4G and 5G cell antennas on City owned light poles near any school.

There are a couple of things the District can do to prevent new cell antennas near schools.

Please adopt a resolution opposing new cell antennas within 1,500′ of a school. Ask the City to cooperate by passing an ordinance prohibiting new cell antennas within 1,500′ of a school. The purpose is to prevent disruption to education. New cell antennas near schools would cause students to use their phones more during school, taking their minds and attention away from their classes.

Finally please intervene with the City on behalf of those schools where a new cell antenna site has been approved: Franklin High, Toby Johnson Middle School, Cosumnes Oaks High and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School. This works. When the District did this for Laguna Creek HS, Monterey Trail HS, and Edward Harris Jr. MS this Summer, you succeeded in causing AT&T to agree to move a cell antenna site across the street farther away from Laguna Creek HS.

Please respond to my message.

Thank you for putting students first!

Sincerely,

[Your name and address]

Draft letter to the City Council

[Today’s date]

Dear Mayor Ly, City Council Members and staff,

My name is ______________ and I have lived in Elk Grove for _____ years.

My child / children attend(s) _________________________ (name(s) of school(s) that your child / children attend(s).)

Thank you for all that you are doing for our city during this pandemic.

I am opposed to new 4G and 5G cell antennas on City owned light poles near any school.

There are a couple of things the City can do to prevent new 4G and 5G cell antennas near schools. Do not approve any more new cell antenna sites within 1,500′ of a school. (MLA sec. 4.2a)

Please pass an ordinance prohibiting new cell antennas within 1,500′ of a school. The purpose is to prevent disruption to education. New cell antennas near schools would cause students to use their phones more during school, taking their minds and attention away from their classes.

Finally please seek AT&T’s and Verizon’s cooperation in withdrawing from their permit applications the approved but not yet permitted new cell antenna sites near schools: Franklin High, Toby Johnson Middle School, Cosumnes Oaks High and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School. This works. At the City’s request this Summer AT&T agreed to move a cell antenna site across the street farther away from Laguna Creek HS.

Thank you for putting schools and families first!

Please respond to my message.

Sincerely,

[Your name and address]

School board member (Trustee) and Superintendent Hoffman email addresses:

ealbiani@egusd.net, cdmartin@egusd.net, nchaires@egusd.net, cforcina@egusd.net, cmadisonsr@aol.com, anperez@egusd.net, bsinghal@egusd.net, SuptOffice@egusd.net,

City Council Member and City Manager email addresses follow.

Easier, you can write to City Clerk Jason Lindgren and he will distribute your message to the Council Members and staff. His email is jlindgren@elkgrovecity.org

SteveLy@elkgrovecity.org, sdetrick@elkgrovecity.org, snguyen@elkgrovecity.org, dsuen@elkgrovecity.org, phume@elkgrovecity.org, jbehrmann@elkgrovecity.org,