Poway council rejects two planning appeals – Pomerado Newspaper Group


Poway council rejects two planning appeals
Pomerado Newspaper Group
Gave final approval to an ordinance governing the placement of amateur radio antennas in the city.

Source: www.pomeradonews.com

The long fight to erect antenna “support” structures has come to a favorable end for amateur radio operators in Poway, California.  Following a decision to allow antenna support structures up to 65-feet/19.81 meters, Poway city councilmembers denied a request from neighbors to reconsider their ruling.  Councilmembers rejected the appeals.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Operators Delighted with California City Council’s Antenna Decision: – eHam.net


Operators Delighted with California City Council’s Antenna Decision: eHam.net The nearly 300 radio amateurs who live in Poway, California, may erect antenna support structures of up to 65 feet with only a building permit and a courtesy notice to…

Source: www.eham.net

According to the “ARRL Letter”, amateur radio operators in the Poway, California area are pleased with a new city ordinance that will allow antenna structures between 35 and 65 feet in height to be erected without “obtaining a special minor use permit.”  Amateur radio operators would be required to notify neighbors within 250 feet of the proposed antenna support system.  ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay (W3KD) called the  decision “a big change in the well-entrenched attitudes in Poway spanning decades.  So, this was a big win for us.”  A report submitted to the Poway, California City Council concluded that “antenna support structures of up to 65 feet would represent ‘reasonable accommodation‘ under PRB-1, due to the area’s topography.”  Thanks to California hams, Chris Imlay, and city council members, “reasonable accommodation” has been secured for amateur radio operators in this California city.  Progress is being made in small, but significant steps.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Poway Newspaper Runs Poll On Antennas:


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eHam.net Article: Poway Newspaper Runs Poll On Antennas: – The City of Poway, CA is considering
allowing ham antennas to be erected up to 65
feet, but with a discretionary neighborhood
review that could make the ordinance an empty
victory.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Perhaps there is some good news coming from  the long-standing debate over amateur radio towers in Poway, California.  While the city council was considering raising the tower limit to 65-ft/19.81 meters, the threat of a “discretionary neighborhood review” endangered the ordinance.  The Pomerado Newspaper turned up the heat a bit by running a reader’s poll about the new tower height law.  Approximately 80% of those voting in the poll supported the new ordinance, perhaps remembering how ARES teams helped maintain communications links during times when forest and brush fires threatened the town.  The Pomerado Newspaper also ran an editorial supporting the new ordinance.  As we say in Hawaii, “mahalo” (thank you) for the support of amateur radio operators, civic officials, first responders, and neighbors who chose fact over emotion.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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