“I get home one day and there’s this tower, this monster obstructing our view," says Yuma resident Connie Uribe.
The monster that she is referring to is a 140-foot cell phone tower recently erected just south of the levee that runs parallel to 14th avenue in Yuma.
Residents woke up a couple weeks ago to find it obstructing their beautiful view atop the mesa.
"Why? Why this place, why right in the middle of the view?” says Jodi Ward, a resident of the area.
Now Ward believes the structure could hurt the property values of the homes in her area.
"When you buy (houses in the area) you say 'well this sounds a little expensive' but they say 'yea but you're buying the view.' Well, what do we do now?"
The tower was first spotted on August 29th by residents in the Vista Del Valle neighborhood, and just three weeks later, they have taken their complaint to the city council.
During city councils "Call to the Public" forum Tuesday afternoon, fellow concerned resident Kerry Jones spoke out.
"Our area intends to take every action conceivable to have this monstrosity taken down," he told the council. The city told Jones and the rest of those in attendance that the city itself never received word of the tower being built either. Public information coordinator for the City of Yuma Dave Nash says the city is looking into the matter, but there is still a lot of information left to find. Meanwhile, Jones and the rest of his neighbors are passing around a petition to have the tower taken down. It looks like the city could be in for quite the fight, as neighborhood residents continue their campaign to restore the view they have cherished for decades.