Neighborhood activists cheering for Mayor Greg Nickels?Howie P.S.: Does this story tell us how the local media will cover this race: big business versus the Sierra Club? And every libruls' favorite journalist, Emily Hefter, has this one: "State Sen. Ed Murray: a write-in for Seattle mayor?"
It may seem strange now that Nickels has lost his bid for a third-term, but in 2003 Nickels had many fans when he pushed back against cell phone companies trying to install cell towers in residential areas.
Sugimura, the head of the city's planning department, said cell companies must now show that they tried to find other locations in Seattle before they try to move forward in residential neighborhoods. There's also now an independent, third party review of such proposals for single-family zones. The changes appear to have appeased neighborhood groups.
"It's been a long time since I've received a complaint," Sugimura said.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
"Neighborhoods said 'no!' to Mallahan co.'s cell tower plans"