Montecito Antennas Still Up For Discussion

Antenna system additions planned for various Montecito sites ​— ​proposed by Crown Castle, an agent of Verizon ​— ​are still up in the air, after the supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to continue its discussion on 7/8. In May, the Montecito Planning Commission (MPC) denied the company’s plans, citing aesthetic concerns. Many Montecito residents expressed similar frustrations Tuesday and questioned whether the area suffers from lackluster coverage. Supervisor Salud Carbajal, who asked that the company consider working again with the MPC on a compromise, said the existing plan ​— ​which has undergone nearly 150 iterations ​— ​“flies in the face” of Montecito’s “semi-rural character.”

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