Cell antenna ordinance proposed

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From the Glendale News-Press:

CITY HALL — Residents and mobile phone carriers will get their first chance this week to weigh in on a draft ordinance meant to regulate the placement of cellular antennas in Glendale.

The ordinance, if adopted in its current form, would require carriers to not only prove why they absolutely need to place their antennas at desired locations, but to also apply for permits and possibly face denial if their proposals are deemed unsightly.

“If it’s proposed to be in an area that’s more intrusive visually, then it would go to the Planning Commission and that would be for a full hearing with community notification,” said Christina Sansone, general counsel for the Public Works Department.

Glendale’s efforts to increase regulation on cell phone towers based on aesthetics got a boost in recent weeks after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Sprint PCS in its suit against Palos Verdes Estates, which had denied permits for the company’s antennas because they “were not in keeping with the city’s aesthetics,” according to court documents.

Glendale will hold its first of three community meetings on the draft ordinance at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Pacific Community Center.

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Written by Zain Shauk

October 26, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Posted in glendale

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