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Cell Tower/WTF Regulation

June 9th, 2011

To Organizations and Persons Interested in Reform of Cell Tower/WTF (wireless telecommunications facilities) Regulation:

Please see the Council Public Works Committee agenda below.  The matter of the Final Cell Tower Report to Council will be heard on:

6/15 at 2pm in City Hall, Rm. 1010

We urge you or a representative of your organization to attend —
It is very important to show City-wide support for new, more
protective regulations in regard to public right-of-way (PROW) WTF!

For your information, the Los Angeles WTF Working Group plans to write the PWC to indicate that although we are calling for enactment of a comprehensive new ordinance uniformly regulatiing all WTF, we generally support the City Attorney’s recommendations for changes in PROW regulations (including elimination of the utility pole exemption, expanding notice and adding aesthetic considerations).

We will also request enactment of additional important, reasonable provisions not specifically recommended by the C.A. (e.g., extending appeal rights to interested persons/NCs/CCs/HOAs; establishing meaningful set-backs from dwellings/parks/schools; requiring certifiication of compliance with FCC RF emissions standards); and we will urge that a temporary moratorium be put in place in regard to PROW WTF while new regulations are being drafted.

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone interested, including members of the media.

Thank you.

Chris Spitz
Los Angeles WTF Working Group
310-459-8061
ppfriends3@hotmail.com

Click here: http://ens.lacity.org/clk/committeeagend/clkcommitteeagend2872011_06152011.pdf

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 ROOM 1010, CITY HALL – 2:00 PM 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
MEMBERS:
COUNCILMEMBER JOSE HUIZAR, CHAIR
COUNCILMEMBER RICHARD ALARCÓN
COUNCILMEMBER GREIG SMITH
(Eric Villanueva – Legislative Assistant – 213-978-1077 or e-mail Eric.Villanueva@lacity.org)
09-2645 CONTINUED FROM 11-18-09 City Attorney report relative to the developments regarding the regulation of the placement of cell towers and related equipment. (Also referred to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee)

Fiscal Impact Statement Submitted: No
Community Impact Statement: Yes

For Proposal:
Studio City Neighborhood Council
Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council
Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council

[Recipients of this email please note:  In addition to the 3 councils mentioned in the above agenda, 47 other councils, alliances and HOAs have publicly expressed concerns or submitted letters/motions supporting regulatory reform; many of which are on file in CF 09-2645.]