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SB 649 "Small Cell" Equipment June 19, 2017 Update

Post Date:06/19/2017 3:32 PM

SB 649 (Hueso) cleared the Senate Fiscal Committee on Appropriations in May 2017 and will be referred to both the Assembly Local Government Committee and the Communications and Conveyance Committee, with Local Government taking up the bill on June 28th. To view the City's SB 649 opposition letter, click here.

Concerned residents may contact state legislators below to urge them to oppose SB 649 and its proposed amendments. 

Assembly Local Government Committee

Committee Members

Office & Contact Information

Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry (Chair)

Contact Assembly Member Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry

Capitol Office, Room 5144

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0004; (916) 319-2004

Marie Waldron (Vice Chair)

Contact Assembly Member Marie Waldron

Capitol Office, Room 4130

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0075; (916) 319-2075

Richard Bloom

Contact Assembly Member Richard Bloom

Capitol Office, Room 2003

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0050; (916) 319-2050

Anna M. Caballero

Contact Assembly Member Anna M. Caballero

Capitol Office, Room 5158

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0030; (916) 319-2030

Lorena S. Gonzalez Fletcher

Contact Assembly Member Lorena S. Gonzalez Fletcher

Capitol Office, Room 2114

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0080; (916) 319-2080

Timothy S. Grayson

Contact Assembly Member Timothy S. Grayson

Capitol Office, Room 4164

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0014; (916) 319-2014

Tom Lackey

Contact Assembly Member Tom Lackey

Capitol Office, Room 2174

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0036; (916) 319-2036

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Contact Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Capitol Office, Room 2176

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0054; (916) 319-2054

Randy Voepel

Contact Assembly Member Randy Voepel

Capitol Office, Room 4009

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0071; (916) 319-2071

 

Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee

Committee Members

Office & Contact Information

Miguel Santiago (Chair)

Contact Assembly Member Miguel Santiago

Capitol Office, Room 6027

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0053; (916) 319-2053

Jay Obernolte (Vice Chair)

Contact Assembly Member Jay Obernolte

Capitol Office, Room 4116

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0033; (916) 319-2033

Rob Bonta

Contact Assembly Member Rob Bonta

Capitol Office, Room 2148

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0018; (916) 319-2018

Sabrina Cervantes

Contact Assembly Member Sabrina Cervantes

Capitol Office, Room 5164

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0060; (916) 319-2060

Matthew Dababneh

Contact Assembly Member Matthew Dababneh

Capitol Office, Room 6031

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0045; (916) 319-2045

Eduardo Garcia

Contact Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia

Capitol Office, Room 4140

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0056; (916) 319-2056

Chris R. Holden

Contact Assembly Member Chris R. Holden

Capitol Office, Room 5132

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0041; (916) 319-2041

Tom Lackey

Contact Assembly Member Tom Lackey

Capitol Office, Room 2174

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0036; (916) 319-2036

Evan Low

Contact Assembly Member Evan Low

Capitol Office, Room 4126

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0028; (916) 319-2028

Brian Maienschein

Contact Assembly Member Brian Maienschein

Capitol Office, Room 4139

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0077; (916) 319-2077

Jim Patterson

Contact Assembly Member Jim Patterson

Capitol Office, Room 3132

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0023; (916) 319-2023

Freddie Rodriguez

Contact Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez

Capitol Office, Room 2188

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0052; (916) 319-2052

Jim Wood

Contact Assembly Member Jim Wood

Capitol Office, Room 6005

P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0002; (916) 319-2002

 

SB 649 allows small cell antennas on public pole structures to be as large as six cubic feet, and its associated equipment (i.e. power supply, etc) as large as 21 cubic feet on the pole structure itself. The proposal excludes the following ancillary equipment from all of the size limitations mentioned above:

  • Electric meters and their pedestals;
  • Concealment elements;
  • Demarcation boxes;
  • Grounding equipment;
  • Power transfer switches; and
  • Vertical cable runs. 

Ultimately, SB 649 and its proposed amendments would unnecessarily shut out public input when a better approach would be one that encourages coordination and vision for “small cell” deployment in a way that works best for each city.

To learn more about SB 649, please review the League of CA Cities' update.

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