Congratulations to Calabasas, which became the 26th municipality in California to ban plastic carryout bags with its unanimous city council vote last night to enact this ordinance.
Calabasas also deserves credit for addressing residents’ concerns about wireless tower citing. Council is advancing the city’s Communications and Technology Commission Wireless Ordinance Cell Tower Review, with ideas for regulation in light of other cities’ successful ordinances (including Glendale’s) and current case law, to a Planning Commission Study Session.
At last night’s meeting, officials and residents showed in-depth understanding of the issues and concerns related to wireless infrastructure proliferation. Council comments included the need for wide notice, adequate time for review, and public hearings for all proposed sites whether on private property or in the public right-of-way. Residents expressed concerns about “regulatory capture”, and asked that all meetings and discussions on this issue be public.