Just as in other cities that have halted 5G deployment, the key is for our local government to take a stand. The most receptive City Council members are open to the Stop5G concerns, largely due to the personal relationships that have been built, starting with a phone call. Charleston city council is made up of 12 men and women that are aware of this issue, but might not fully grasp it. Hearing from a constituent willing to personally meet with them about an issue will give them an opportunity to review the issues. They also may not understand the power city council has in halting 5G deployment in Charleston or at least restricting permits.
Our goal is to have our volunteers form a relationship with each of the city council members. This will require personal outreach with phone calls, requests for a personal meeting / Zoom call, cup of coffee, etc. An investment of time and energy here will make a HUGE difference to our city taking a stand against 5G deployment (as we have seen with other cities), and we MUST have the support of our city council members in this matter! We can't state enough the importance here.
2) If you decide to "adopt" your council member, please send us an email through the Contact Us page and let us know which councilperson is yours. We will send you a step-by-step intro of how to approach them, resources you can share to inform them about 5G concerns and exactly how City Council can stand up for Charleston.
Mayor John Tecklenburg
Introduce yourself, share a short summary of your concerns with 5G deployment and ask the mayor to pause approvals for any new towers, antennas or "small wireless facilities". It will take an outpouring of opposition from Charleston residents, scroll down to see opportunities for citizens to meet personally with our Mayor.
Charleston City Council - feedback will have much more impact if you get to know the council person who represents your particular district since your vote allows them to hold office. We have found them willing to listen, we just need them to know there is a large group out there with concerns. Consider emailing your councilperson to introduce yourself, to request a quick phone conference, or to meet for coffee in person. It is our job to share credible information to back up our concerns and form relationships.
Don't know who your City Councilperson is? Use this handy map to find out.
Monthly coffee with the Mayor is open to the public. Drop by for an opportunity to speak individually with Mayor Tecklenburg. Coffee will be provided. The mayor is aware of the general concerns with 5G infrastructure, he just needs to hear from more of our citizens who want him to stand up for Charleston.
Schedule and location varies each month. Visit the Charleston City calendar and search "coffee mayor" for info.
City Hall / 4:30pm / first Monday of every month
Citizens are welcome to sign in and wait their turn for a brief meeting with the Mayor. Bring along resources from this site or just voice your concern in a few sentences. The Mayor is familiar with all 5G issues, we just need him to hear from more of our citizens for greater impact.
If a member sends us meeting info, we will post it. If you don't see a CIty/Town council meeting for your area on the schedule, be sure to visit your municipalities town council page.
Currently there are 9 Charleston County Council officials. We recommend voicing concerns about 5G deployment to the Chairman and Vice Chairman, while copying your local councilperson.
COUNTY COUNCIL CHAIRMAN
COUNTY COUNCIL VICE CHAIRMAN
List of contact info for the entire Charleston County Council. On this page you will also find a tool to identify your elected official on the county council.