For information regarding moratoriums of small cell installations, please review the City Attorney’s memorandum to Public Works dated April 6, 2018 as presented to the Public Works Commission on April 11, 2018.
Local agencies cannot prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting small cells, per the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (47 U.S.C § 332(c)(7)(B)(i)(II)). It is illegal for the City to prohibit small cell deployment in residential areas or any other zones as it would violate this federal code. The City must allow wireless service providers to use public right-of-way. The City design standard has indicated residential zones, schools and parks are least preferred, but they are not outright prohibited.