El Montevideo

On June 10, 2021 El Montevideo residents started a protest against the installation of an AT&T tower at the corner of Calle Fernando and Camino del Norte.  This was the day construction was planned to start.

Neighbors occupied the corner under a shade structure and blocked the area with cars.  On behalf of Dr. Rima Laibow--whose house is just 20 feet from the tower site--lawyers sent out three cease and desist orders.

 

By the end of the day, Ward 6 Council Member Steve Kozachik called to say that AT&T had agreed to delay the construction until September to allow time for "community discussion."

The residents are not sitting back and relaxing in the mean time.  They have organized a  "5G Community Meeting" on July 25th, 2021. 

Topic: Tucson Community 5G Information Meeting

Hannah Tiede stopped by to interview Dr. Laibow, as well as Ruben Moreno and Marybeth Zellon, who live just across the street from the tower site.

Channel 13 KOLD, June 10, 2021 

by Hannah Tiede

Midtown residents host block parties, rallies and bake sales to stop towers from going up