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Wireless Industry Now Seeks to Limit Local Control at Federal Level

Post Date:11/30/2017 12:49 PM

On November 29, 2017, the City of Palos Verdes Estates sent a letter to U.S. Senators' Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris urging their opposition to a draft bill that is currently circulating the Senate Commerce Committee.  Similar to SB 649, which was recently vetoed by Governor Brown, the bill being circulated by the wireless industry seeks to:

  • Force local governments to lease out publicly owned infrastructure;
  • Eliminate reasonable local environmental design and review;
  • Eliminate the ability of local governments to negotiate fair leases or public benefits for the installation of "small cell" wireless equipment on taxpayer-funded property.

Ultimately,  the elements contained in this bill,  such as the elimination of lease agreements and reduced of timelines for permit approval,  are worse than the recently failed SB 649.

To view the City's opposition letter to this draft bill, click here.

Concerned residents may also contact U.S. Senators below to urge them to oppose the draft bill and its proposed amendments:

US Senator Office & Contact Information
Dianne Feinstein 

 Contact U.S. Senator Feinstein

331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Fax: (202) 228-3954
TTY/TDD: (202) 224-2501

Kamala Harris

Contact U.S. Senator Harris

112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone (202) 224 - 3553
Fax (202) 224 - 2200


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