Just wanted to pass on the good news. The AT&T giant utility box that was planned for the base of the Saturn Steps - 62 Ord - is now included in the moratorium. AT&T had argued that this location was not in Corbett Heights, and therefore an allowable location for a box. The fact that it is within our boundaries is clearly shown on our website.
They must now wait until October 1, 2015 before they can even apply for a permit or consider locations within Corbett Heights. We are the only neighborhood in the city - other than designated Historic Districts - that is avoiding, if temporarily, this blight. Fights continue in every district, but as of now, AT&T is getting blanket approval from DPW. Opposition only means that an alternate location will be considered. But the box ends up going in anyway.
We owe Supervisor Wiener a debt of gratitude for agreeing to honor the results of the survey. If only the use of a survey could become more widespread.....
I'm attaching the amended letter sent out by Supervisor Wiener's office today, as well as an email from his aide, Andres, announcing a hearing before the Land Use committee. If you can possibly attend, let me know. I will give you more information. The more bodies that show up in opposition, the better.
AND DON'T FORGET OUR NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 23!