SOURCE: CitiScape Property Management

CitiScape Property Management

October 06, 2010 16:42 ET

Daly City Residents Rally to Block San Bruno Mountain Cell Tower Project, Says CitiScape Spokesperson

DALY CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  Cell phone companies are in a race to catch up with the demands of its internet enabled cell phone customers, who require greater speeds than traditional mobile phone users.

Cellular users are currently serviced by a complex array of antenna towers found on peaks and high rises throughout the Bay Area. But the existing web of antennas, without more powerful microwave radiators, will not meet the growing demand for mobile web capabilities.

While cell phone companies scramble to seal deals with cash-starved municipalities for the rights to public hilltops, once-accommodating neighbors are getting concerned that neither officials nor the cell companies are disclosing enough about the new powerful radiators and health effects.

San Bruno Mountain area residents will rally at a Nov. 8 public hearing at City Hall of Daly City to challenge a T-Mobile cell project that the City has already rubberstamped. AT&T and Verizon are in line behind T-Mobile to install their microwave radiators.

"The T-Mobile proposal appears to be a pivotal project, behind which other cell companies will enter and use as a precedent to set up or expand existing antennas," said Lori Eppstein of CitiScape Property Management Group, spokesperson and property manager for Pointe Pacific Homeowners Association, one of the neighborhood groups that plan to fight the project at next month's hearing.

"No one has released complete specifications for the T-Mobile project," said Eppstein, "nor have they provided data on the combined RF radiation levels from all the antennas already up there and how that complies with FCC standards."

The T-Mobile hearing is slated for 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at City Hall, 333-90th St., Daly City.

About CitiScape Property Management Group
Since CitiScape began in 1999, it has grown from a two person operation to a current staff of 120 property managers, administrative, accounting, building engineers and service employees, growing at a rate of 10%-15% per year over that span. CitiScape currently manages 5,545 condominium homes in the Bay Area, as well as a portfolio of commercial and apartment buildings through its commercial brokerage subsidiary, FogCiti Real Estate, Inc.