At first, I thought the transgression was simply they had put the issue on the backburner and were not paying attention to it, given the strange one day a week utterance. But after 24 hours of blowback, Psaki was asked to clarify these remarks and she doubled down, calling the plan “bold and ambitious.” And sticking to the one day standard, she said they hoped to exceed it. Again, this supposed bold and ambitious plan was exceeded before the inauguration.
You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeA 100 foot telecommunications mast looks set to be erected in Jesus Green for up to a year despite strong opposition from councillors and residents.Mobile Broadband Network Limited says it needs to install the temporary structure on the site because Cambridge City Council is redeveloping Park Street car park, where its current telecommunications equipment is currently located for the area.The council said telecoms companies EE and Hutchinson 3G have served an emergency notice of intent to locate a mast on Jesus Green for a maximum of 18 months.As it claims it cannot block the move, instead the council said it has reached an agreement with the telecoms companies to extend their use of Park Street car park, which will limit the telecoms’ usage on Jesus Green to no more than 12 months.The council said: “By reaching an agreement with EE and Hutchinson 3G and extending the use of Park Street car park, the longest period for using Jesus Green would be from June 27 to June 26, 2022, and they would not to seek to use Jesus Green after that for a period of two years”.Sign up to the CambridgeshireLive newsletterIf you looking for a way to stay up to date with the latest breaking news from around Cambridgeshire, the CambridgeshireLive newsletter is a good place to start.The daily update will deliver the topnewsandfeatures to your inbox every evening.We choose the most important stories of the day to include in the newsletter, including crime, court news, long reads, traffic and travel, food and drink articles and more.Signing up to the newsletter is simple.It one of the many ways that you can read the news that matters to you from CambridgeshireLive.The council’s executive councillor for planning policy and open spaces, Labour councillor Katie Thornburrow, said she is “totally opposed” to a mast being located on Jesus Green, and said that “we are as concerned about this as local residents”.But she said legislation passed in 2015 grants telecoms companies “sweeping powers” to put such a mast in place.She added: “We don’t want to see thousands of people lose their mobile signal. But there has to be a better way than taking up valuable public space, like Jesus Green, that has been so important in the last year.”I’m working hard to find a solution, and a permanent position for the new base station and will, as an absolute minimum, put conditions on the temporary mast to ensure there is no possibility that it becomes a permanent fixture.”Lib Dem councillor Anthony Martinelli has called on the council to postpone the redevelopment of the car park until a “suitable location” has been found for the mast.The council said an alternative site was originally identified by EE but the planning permission was refused “on conservation grounds, highlighting the difficulties in providing such equipment in a conservation area”.A council spokesperson said: “It is disappointing that an alternative permanent site for the telecommunications equipment has not been secured.”The council does not consider Jesus Green to be a suitable site even though the use will be temporary, recognising that this will be universally unpopular. The telecommunication operators’ powers, however, make any challenge unlikely to be successful and incur significant cost..