Thursday, January 24, 2013

Balt. City Council Considers Cell Phone Tower Ban on Some Public Buildings

North Baltimore Patch:  Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke wants to ban wireless communication towers on city property used for the "care and education of children."

Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke has introduced legislation looking to prevent the city from placing cell phone towers on city owned property, such as parks, schools and recreation centers, that are used for the "care and education of children."
On Monday, Clarke said she wanted to look at banning wireless communication towers from some city owned property because it is unknown if the towers have adverse health effects on children.
"Why take a chance?" Clarke asked.
She said the Montgomery County Board of Education has already taken the steps to ban the towers from being placed on elementary schools and play grounds, and that Baltimore should follow suit...

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