From Chronicle staff
According to a Thurston County news release, the changes to Thurston County’s radio communications code will be announced by the County Commissioner (BOCC) at a scheduled hearing in Room 110 of the Atrium on February 7 at 5:30 p.m. will be considered by
The Atrium is located at SE 3000 Pacific Avenue in Olympia.
“With technological change and the implementation of 5G, it is important that citizens are aware of the potential impact of the proposed code on their property and the value of their property. Unknowingly or without consent, residents and their property can be affected.A new wireless code gives citizens voice, input, or notifications about what may be right outside their homes. I will not,” said the release.
Potential impacts of the new code include as little as 10 feet of obstruction in home, school, and business wireless installations, and the lack of safety testing and advance notice in most wireless installations. , the inability of the general public to comment or lodge complaints. install.
In a release, the BOCC explained that county planning commissions submitted the code for consideration, and three of the nine planning commissioners opposed the proposed changes.
Apart from the hearing, the BOCC is also accepting written public comments on this issue by noon on February 7, prior to the hearing. Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit them directly to The Atrium.
According to an email from Christy White, a member of Thurston County’s Wireless Stakeholders Committee, the code changes proposed by Thurston County residents through the Citizens Advisory Board were not considered.
To view citizen-suggested changes, visit https://www.thurstonsensiblewireless.com/general-5.
A detailed discussion of the shortcomings of the code can be found online at https://www.thurstonsensiblewireless.com/.
A draft of the code can be viewed at https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/dev-code-wireless.aspx.
To arrange a meeting with a citizen member of the Wireless Stakeholder Committee, please email email@example.com.