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Decatur residents oppose cell towers

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DECATUR, Ga. -

Some Decatur residents say that cell phone towers aren't welcome in their neighborhoods.

DeKalb County residents say they are concerned about a new zoning code.  They say the new code allows for the installation of cell towers on residential areas.

Jac Clifton, a resident in the Briarlake neighborhood, said that he isn't just worried about the towers would look in their backyards.

"Now I don't have a problem with cell towers. What I have a problem with is how they're doing it," Clifton said. "What they've done is they've rewritten these laws to where they can site cell towers on residential areas with absolutely no public oversight."

On the other side, the director of planning and Sustainability, Andrew Baker, insists that no one can build a tower without first being approved by the community council, and that is no easy feat.

Briarlake residents say they won't make the task any easier. They plan to fight any plan that would allow cell phones companies to make money off their neighborhood properties.

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