Wireless Ordinance


Net Neutrality: Insights from Glendale’s 2009 Cell Tower Controversy

The FCC’s failed 2009 attempt to enact net neutrality occurred as the City of Glendale was updating its wireless facility citing rules. Covering developments and exploring the issues in context, I observed that net neutrality supports the expansion and commercial viability of wireless networks. Wireless networks are limited by bandwidth […]

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Reducing Exposure to Wireless Radiation

While working with a citizens’ group to protect Glendale residential zones from the proliferation of wireless facilities, I came across several studies that raised questions about the long-term health impacts of wireless technology. I ended up changing how I used wireless devices in several ways. This post describes how I changed my use of wireless devices, and links to two other sites that suggest how to reduce exposure to wireless frequencies.


AB 162 Off California Assembly Calendar (for 2013)

Updates from former City of Glendale wireless siting consultant Jonathan Kramer: Assembly Bill 162 Pulled – Will Not Come Back Until At Least 2014 AB 162 has been pulled from this year’s legislative calender… AB 162 is not dead; merely pushed to next year’s legislative calendar. In the update below, […]

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Proposed Assembly Bill Would Override Key Provisions of Glendale’s Protective Wireless Ordinance 4

I’ve received a copy of Assembly Member Holden’s Fact Sheet on AB 162, which has been christened the “Broadband Expansion Act.” I’ve rechristened it the “Wireless Industry Gift and Public Exclusion Act of 2013.”   The quote above opens former consultant to the city of Glendale Jonathan Kramer’s alert on […]


San Francisco Caves to T-Mobile, Sets Bad Precedent; LA Council Committee Considers New Wireless Rules; Consortium Asks Congress to Change FCC Guidelines

Reports on wireless siting policy battles in Los Angeles and San Francisco; coalition calls for change in FCC wireless exposure guidelines.