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The County of Marin wants your input regarding wireless telecommunications as we develop options to respond to the next generation of facilities that may be proposed for the unincorporated areas of Marin County.

337 registered responses


Would you support new or changes to existing wireless telecommunications services in your neighborhood if it will maintain or expand the same level of service (e.g. the speed that you receive and send data, reliability of connections, etc.)you currently receive or is available in your neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 53.7% 176
No 46.3% 152

How concerned are you about potential exposure to EMF from 5G facilities?

Response Percent Response Count
Very Concerned 52.4% 176
Somewhat Concerned 4.5% 15
Neutral 10.1% 34
No Concern 33.0% 111

Is internet service available in your neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 99.4% 334
No 0.3% 1
Not Sure 0.3% 1

If there is internet service in your neighborhood, what is the quality (speed, reliability) of that service?

Response Percent Response Count
Good 61.3% 206
Average 24.7% 83
Poor 13.1% 44
Not Sure/Not Applicable 0.9% 3

If you use a mobile phone, how strong is the cellular signal in your neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
Strong 35.4% 119
Moderate 29.8% 100
Weak 27.7% 93
Not Signal 5.7% 19
Not Applicable 1.5% 5

Please let us know which unincorporated community you live in.

Response Percent Response Count
Blackpoint, Greenpoint, Atherton area (Novato) 0.3% 1
Bel Marin Keys (Novato) 1.5% 5
Indian Valley (Novato) 2.1% 7
Kentfield, Greenbrae 6.4% 21
Marinwood, Lucas Valley (San Rafael) 10.0% 33
Marin City (Sausalito) 0.3% 1
Santa Venetia, Los Ranchitos (San Rafael) 4.9% 16
Sleepy Hollow (San Anselmo) 3.6% 12
Strawberry (Mill Valley) 0.9% 3
Tamalpais Valley (Mill Valley) 4.9% 16
Tiburon 0.9% 3
Inverness 0.9% 3
Olema 0.3% 1
Point reyes Station 0.3% 1
San Geronimo Valley 5.5% 18
Stinson Beach, Bolinas 7.3% 24
I live in one of the cities or towns in Marin County 49.2% 162
I live outside Marin County 0.6% 2

Please provide US Postal ZIP Code for your residence or place of work in Marin County.

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What would you like to see in five years?

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299
Skipped
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June 27, 2019, 8:49 PM
  • Would you support new or changes to existing wireless telecommunications services in your neighborhood if it will maintain or expand the same level of service (e.g. the speed that you receive and send data, reliability of connections, etc.)you currently receive or is available in your neighborhood?
    • No
  • How concerned are you about potential exposure to EMF from 5G facilities?
    • Very Concerned
  • Is internet service available in your neighborhood?
    • Yes
  • If there is internet service in your neighborhood, what is the quality (speed, reliability) of that service?
    • Average
  • If you use a mobile phone, how strong is the cellular signal in your neighborhood?
    • Weak
  • Please let us know which unincorporated community you live in.
    • I live in one of the cities or towns in Marin County
  • Please provide US Postal ZIP Code for your residence or place of work in Marin County.
    94924
  • Where is your neighborhood?

     
  • What would you like to see in five years?
    I would rather see connection by fiber optic and be less exposed to continual electrical and satellite waves and pulses. I willing accept the lack of connectivity ignorer to have the calm and peace that makes possible.
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Under federal law, local agencies are preempted from denying or modifying a proposed telecommunications facility based solely upon potential adverse health effects from exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions when the facility complies with the federal standard for permissible human exposure to EMF.  There are differences of opinion about the health impacts from exposure to EMF from wireless telecommunications facilities. 


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