Cell phone tower proposal for Portola Valley will be hard to defeat Portola Valley, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Apr 12, 2010 at 9:45 pm
Portola Valley residents with homes near a proposed cell phone antenna at Golden Oak Drive and Peak Lane in the Westridge neighborhood are unhappy about the antenna's aesthetics and its possible effect on their property values.
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Posted by John, a resident of the Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley neighborhood, on Apr 13, 2010 at 1:50 pm
Yes, I think everyone wants better cell phone service, but at what expense. Should all local laws be thrown aside? From the belligerent stand T-Mobile took at the Planning Commission hearing, you'd have thought dealing with local ordinances and the concerns of residents and their customers shouldn't count.
Posted by Chris, a resident of the Portola Valley: Ladera neighborhood, on Apr 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm
I would love to have good cell phone coverage. Despite AT&Ts recent mail claiming to have improved local coverage, I have seen zero improvement. As for the NIMY neighbors in Westridge, I'm sure they're happy to have cell phone coverage when they are in someone else's yard.
It's time to share the air, folks. It's called progress.
Posted by Marshall @ Intero, a resident of another community, on Apr 20, 2010 at 8:54 am
As a Realtor here in the Bay Area, I can tell you first hand that property values go UP with good cell reception. I can't tell you how many times I've shown a house to prospective buyers who take one look at their cell phone when we arrive. If there is an inadequate signal, we move on to the next house where their cell phones work.