Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hearing on 27-Foot Verizon Wireless Pole at 1349 Stone Canyon Road This Friday, February 5, 2016


Dear Bel-Air Association Members and Community,



The Board of Public Works has scheduled a hearing this Friday on the appeal of the grant of a variance for a Verizon Wireless 27-foot monopole at 1349 Stone Canyon Road. The agenda for the meeting is below and at http://ens.lacity.org/bpw/agendas/bpwagendas86101372_02052016.pdf. The hearing is at 10:00 a.m. in Room 350 at City Hall.



The agenda item is #1, on page 3. It recommends granting Verizon’s request for a height variance on condition of designing a pole that is similar in appearance to the existing streetlight poles in the area:



Recommending Board (1) deny the appeal of the Bureau of Engineering determination to locate an Above Ground Facility (AGF) adjacent to 1349 North Stone Canyon Road; (2) approve the request for a variance from the height limitation requirements of the AGF Ordinance; and (3) authorize Verizon Wireless to install a 27-foot high mono-pole in the public right-of-way adjacent to 1349 North Stone Canyon Road with the condition that Verizon Wireless work with the appellants to design a mono-pole similar in appearance to the existing street light poles in the area.



We plan to appear at the hearing to support the condition that Verizon’s contractor work with the affected community members to design and use a monopole that is similar in appearance to the existing streetlight poles along Stone Canyon Road. We appeared at two Board of Public Works hearings last month on other Verizon cell sites on Stone Canyon Road, where we argued for and obtained the same condition and agreement from the Board and Verizon’s contractor. We did this after consulting and working with the affected community members and Verizon’s contractor.



Please let us know if you have any questions about any of the cell towers proposed along Stone Canyon Road, or any other issues in our community.



Sincerely,

Your Bel-Air Association






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