The long-awaited Los Angeles City Attorney’s report on options for regulating cell sites was just released this week. LA neighborhood councils throughout the city have repeatedly called for such action in the face of rapidly proliferating cell sites. The report cites Glendale’s and other cities’ new wireless ordinances extensively. It recommends more aesthetic consideration, expanded notice, and elimination of utility pole exemptions.
Link to June 7, 2011 report, signed by LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and Assistant City Attorney Ted Jordan: Developments in the law regarding regulation of the placement of cell towers and related equipment
Also this week, the Calabasas City Council enacted a wireless installation moratorium to address residents’ concerns about oversight of wireless installations and loopholes in the city’s regulations. Staff are completing a new draft ordinance and developing procedures for the city’s Communications and Technology Commission to review permits.