Madison Arnold | Pensacola News Journal
As 5G towers begin to pop up on Pensacola Beach, residents want more public input and local control over where the poles are placed, citing concerns over their potential negative impacts on locals, wildlife and property.
At least seven towers have been placed or permitted on Pensacola Beach, according to Escambia County records. But with most local control stripped over placement of the towers by a state law, some of the residents are surprised to see the poles go up near their homes without public input.
"When I found out what it was, of course, and saw that (go up), I was like, 'OK.' I said, 'I'm calling.' I said, 'Where's the public hearing?'" said Rhonda Dorfman, president of the Pensacola Beach Advocates group, which represents beach residents. "It kind of frosted me that no public hearings or no public notice is given before one of these towers go in front of your house."
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