Supervisors Wiener, Christensen, Tang, and Farrell introduced a resolution this week to oppose the measure.
Supervisor Scott Wiener who worked with us last year to streamline permitting and fight for neighborhood controls had this to say about AB 57:
“Wireless facilities are important and necessary aspects of modern life. But when deciding where best to site these facilities, it’s critical that local jurisdictions maintain the ability to balance land use, safety, and aesthetic concerns. Assembly Bill 57 removes that ability, effectively requiring local jurisdictions to approve all applications without meaningful review.”
Assembly Member David Chiu says, “AB 57 is an extension of federal law that appears to provide automatic approval of wireless facilities. I believe local jurisdictions should maintain the ability to regulate these facilities to ensure they are placed appropriately and fit within the character of the neighborhood.”
No on AB57:
The California State Association of Counties
American Planning Association California Chapter
Urban Counties Caucus
Rural Counties Caucus
City of San Francisco
Yes on AB57:
We’ve been through this before with our sidewalks, now they want our skylines. Please spread the word.
Read about how this new law might actually impede local efforts to improve wireless coverage (via Hoodline): http://hoodline.com/2015/06/wireless-carriers-plan-to-beef-up-coverage-but-proposed-law-could-cause-problems