Very troubling legislation (AB 162) was introduced in Sacramento late last week -- legislation that would have a severe impact on local authority to regulate the placement of certain wireless facilities.
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Under the proposed bill:
This bill comes on the heels of, and builds on, similar federal legislation adopted last year to mandate local approval of certain wireless facilities collocation requests. That legislation was followed by pro-industry "interpretative guidance" issued by the FCC's Wireless Bureau in late January of this year.
For more information regarding how AB 162, the federal legislation and the FCC guidance may impact your city, county or special district, please contact Gail A. Karish or Harriet Steiner in the firm’s Municipal Law practice group, or your Best Best & Krieger attorney.
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