Residents rallied, on Friday, at the construction site of a cell phone tower, which they think will damage their Whitestone neighborhood.
Residents Rally Against Cell Tower Construction
Avella and the protesters understand the need for the towers to improve service in the area, but want more community involvement in deciding where to place them.
“We’re just so frustrated, because we’re so restricted by federal regulations (on what they can do to affect the tower placement),” he said, “I don’t know of anything else you can build in this city without conforming to zoning restrictions.”
It is against federal law for the city to attempt to regulate the cell companies through zoning regulations.