Please get an attorney to help before you go under and take the next
few hams with you. You need to have objective and skilled help. You need to
make a record that could be used in a court action and let the City know
that at an early stage.
Packing the room with hams has some limited benefits, but one or two
well-spoken supporters is usually enough. Tie in the public service
activities of ham radio in the county/city.
Insist on compliance with PRB-1 which prohibits denial of an
effective antenna. Get the PRB-1 document and a letter into the record now.
Ken McTaggart VC
(and, no, I can't volunteer to be there tonight).
12:04 AM 2/5/97 UT, you wrote:
>I just love these notices I get from the city only hours away from important
>Today's mail had a real gem. It's a report to the planning commission
>prepared by staff, for the public hearing concerning my tower permit
>application TOMORROW NIGHT.
>The staff recommends the project be "denied without prejudice".
>I thought the study session went very well. I thought the city attorney made
>it clear that denial was really not an option. Oh well.
>They cite incompatibility with the existing neighborhood as their sole reason.
> They suggest that the applicant pursue less obtrusive antennas such as "flat
>panels, small dishes, and shorter monopoles without cross elements" (whatever
>that means). The applicant could re-apply and go through this whole 6 month
>process all over again! Cheers!
>I'm still going to go tomorrow night and give it my best shot, but with the
>staff recommendation against me, I don't hold out much hope. Very little
>I'll be smiling as usual.
>Anyone ever hear of a commission ruling the opposite way from staff
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