A parent objecting to wi-fi installed at Mountain Avenue Elementary addressed the Glendale Unified School District board last week. As the Glendale News-Press reported, it was on the same night “school officials announced plans to boost bandwidth at all the district’s schools by the end of November to improve wireless […]
The FCC has received more than 750 comments on its Notice of Inquiry (NOI) released March 29, 2013, on RF exposure limits and policies (set in 1997). The American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in by the deadline, calling for a review of exposure guidelines for children (the Notice of Inquiry […]
Are radio frequency emission exposure guidelines in the U.S. adequate to protect public health over the long-term? Is it safe to live near a cell tower? Is it safe to talk on a cell phone for extended periods of time? Is continuous exposure to wi-fi in our homes, schools, workplaces, […]
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote at its Tuesday, May 7 meeting on invalidating the municipality’s pioneering cell phone right-to-know ordinance as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the wireless industry’s lobbying powerhouse CTIA (Consent Agenda Item 8). The settlement includes a waiver […]
FCC seeks public right-of-way for wireless sites; municipal organizations object; Glendale wireless ordinance has public right-of-way restrictions.
Palos Verdes Estates, California wins cell tower appeal against Sprint in Ninth Circuit Ruling, which affirms its right to enforce aesthetic zoning guidelines in the proposed placement of towers.
Glendale, California’s Public Works Counsel, in a report to the city council back in June 2009, anticipated the FCC’s move to assist in overriding local zoning procedures with respect to cell towers and stated that the FCC does not have jurisdiction or authority to do so.
Glendale, California was cited in two federal tower siting petitions, one to the U.S. Supreme Court and one to the Federal Communications Commission. Both wireless industry petitions sought federal help in overriding local tower siting delays.
Reports under the Sunroom Desk paperweight focused on the FCC Chair’s remarks to the wireless industry conference in San Diego, admitting the need for more spectrum and towers, but insisting on open internet rules for wired and wireless.
Glendale, California will be a test case for whether the FCC and the wireless industry can limit local zoning authority over wireless tower siting.