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Adam Sanchez, captain for Catalina Express, and Angela Puchala, head of marketing for Catalina Express visited Poland recently. Angela said, "We were visiting my (Angela) grandmother in Wroclaw, Poland• This picture was taken on our way to Krakow when we were sightseeing• This is a 14th century giant castle called Zamek Moszna astle Meszna) in Moszna, just an hour out of Wroclaw; It is nestled in a. :: quiet village in the middle of t-he woods and 'walkWay Of linden trees." Remember to take a copy of the Catalina Islander with you on your next trip or • vacation. Takeaphotoandteltusaboutyourtrip. Sendthesubmissionbye-mail to editor@thecatalinaislander.com. Avalon mayor joins League of Cities rally against SB 649 FOR THE ISLANDER On Friday, Sept. 15, Avalon Mayor Anni Marshall attended a rally at the foot of the State Capitol in Sacramento in opposi- tion to the passage of SB 649, according a statement issued by the city of Avalon. Mayor Marshall took time out of her meetings at the Annual Conference of the League of California Cities to attend the rally. Local leaders from through- out California urged Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill that guts local control and puts the interests of the wireless industry over those of California residents. "A broad coalition of cities, counties, environmental and con- sumer advocates opposes SB 649 by Sen. Ben Hueso (DSan Diego). The opposition stems from the fact that the bill would give wire- less providers unfettered ability to install bulky cellular equipment on any street light or traffic sig- nal as well as public libraries and other public buildings with- out permission from local gov- ernments, input from the public or fair compensation for city and county residents. The industry already has broad authority to use readily available public and 'private utility poles to attach their equipment." The City Coimcil of Avalon is on record as being strongly opposed to SB 649. According to local officials this bill, while inter- fering with the regulatory powers of local government, also has the potential to violate the city's stan- dards in the General Plan and adopted Local Coastal Plan. "The Avalon City Council is on record strongly opposing this bill. It is a bad bill. It is bad public policy, and it takes away the authority of elected leaders to make decisions about what is placed in the public rrights-of-way," said Avalon City Manager David Jinkens. 8 1 Friday, Sept. 22, 203.7 THE CATALINA ISLANDER