LIBRARY AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS

April 8, 2016
COURT ISSUES FURTHER EXTENSION OF LAWSUIT, TO DECEMBER 15, 2016, SO PARTIES CAN CONTINUE SETTLEMENT DISCUSSIONS

December 18, 2015
COURT EXTENDS STAY OF LAWSUIT, SO PARTIES CAN CONTINUE SETTLEMENT DISCUSSIONS

August 25, 2015
COURT REFUSES CITY'S REQUEST TO VIOLATE ITS OWN LAWS

August 4, 2015
MEDINA RESIDENTS FILE MOTION ASKING COURT TO DISMISS T-MOBILE'S CASE

July 31, 2015
MEDINA RESIDENTS FILE REPLY: THE NEWLY UNCOVERED EVIDENCE SHOULD BE ADMITTED INTO COURT

July 23, 2015
MEDINA RESIDENTS ASK COURT TO ADMIT IMPORTANT NEWLY-DISCOVERED EVIDENCE

June 23, 2015
MEDINA RESIDENTS OPPOSE THE SECRET "SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT" AMONG T-MOBILE, THE TOWER COMPANY AND THE CITY OF MEDINA

May 11, 2015
The City Council (6-0, Pryde absent) unanimously agreed to rubberstamp the 80-foot cell tower project that was twice denied by the City's own hearing examiner (once on the facts and once on reconsideration), via a contrived "settlement agreement" among T-Mobile, its billion-dollar backed cell tower partner, Independent Towers, and the City. The secret "Settlement Agreement" was entered into without any notice to, and without any participation from, the Medina residents intervenors or any other residents.  Here is their "Settlement Agreement", here is their motion and here is their proposed order). 

January 21, 2015
FEDERAL COURT ORDER GRANTS MEDINA RESIDENTS' MOTION TO INTERVENE, ALLOWING THEM TO DEFEND FAIRWEATHER PARK AGAINST BIG WIRELESS

December 12, 2014
MEDINA RESIDENTS REPLY TO T-MOBILE & BIG WIRELESS' OPPOSITION, EXPLAIN WHY MEDINA RESIDENTS MUST HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE IN LIGHT OF CITY'S CONFLICTED ROLES AS LANDLORD VS. AS HEARING EXAMINER

December 8, 2014
T-MOBILE & BIG WIRELESS OPPOSE MOTION TO INTERVENE REQUESTED BY RESPECTMEDINA AND MEDINA RESIDENTS

November 24, 2014
MOTION TO INTERVENE: RESPECTMEDINA AND MEDINA RESIDENTS DEFEND FAIRWEATHER PARK & CITY'S DENIAL OF BIG WIRELESS INDUSTRIAL CELL TOWER APPLICATION, PLUS FILE PROPOSED ANSWER

RESPECTMedina Fights to Save Parks @TMobile, #DontCellOurPark

RESPECTMedina Fights to Save Parks
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#RESPECTMedina Wins for Kids

December 11, 2014
THE CITY OF MEDINA FILES ANSWER TO T-MOBILE FEDERAL LAWSUIT

November 12, 2014 (and September 2014)
Big Wireless files retaliatory lawsuit in federal court, instead of working to find a pro-community, pro-business solution (0214-01455-RSL T-Mobile West LLC et al v. The City of Medina, Washington, the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik, presiding).  Amended complaint is here. 

October 10, 2014
MEDINA HEARING EXAMINER DENIES T-MOBILE & BIG WIRELESS MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION

September 8, 2014
T-MOBILE & BIG WIRELESS TOWER COMPANY, INDEPENDENT TOWERS, FILE MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION, ALLEGING MATERIAL ERRORS OF FACT & LAW

August 2014
LETTER FROM FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER TO CURRENT COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS STAFF'S MISUNDERSTANDING OF CITY CODE, ASKS COUNCIL TO TAKE ACTION.  ORIGINAL INTENT OF CITY CODE IS IMPORTANT - CLICK HERE.

August 21, 2014
MEDINA HEARING EXAMINER DENIES T-MOBILE & BIG WIRELESS REQUEST FOR SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT INDUSTRIAL CELL TOWER AT FAIRWEATHER PARK

July 16, 2014
Below is the audio from the July 16, 2014 hearing on the requested Special Use Permit, Variance from the required 500-foot set-back, and Variance from the requirement that wireless equipment building be undergrounded, and here are (unofficial) transcripts.

July 16, 2014
Click here to review the detailed comments from Adkins/Harris on why the Special Use Permit and Variances should be denied for failure to comply with the City's Code, including failure to prove need, failure to prove least-intrusive location and least-intrusive type/size of facility, failure to identify and explore any other locations inside and outside the City, and illegal special privilege by seeking a site within an area that is not zoned for wireless.  

Thanks to Steve Preston for his detailed analysis of some of the errors, misunderstandings and omissions in the City Staff's report (his letter starts at page 62).

Note that it was only in May 2015 that we discovered, through a public records request at WSDOT, that, at the time of the hearing (July 2014) and through April 2015, T-Mobile's lease with WSDOT for a utility-pole site in the WSDOT Park & Ride was still in effect and had not expired or been terminated -- WSDOT did not kick T-Mobile out of the Park & Ride; T-Mobile left on its own. The least intrusive alternate location for T-Mobile at the time of the hearing, and at the time it filed a federal lawsuit against the City? The 2011 utility pole that it was still leasing from WSDOT in the WSDOT Park & Ride!

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