Today the California Court of Appeal (1st) affirmed the trial decision in T-Mobile v. San Francisco (San Francisco City and County
Super. Ct. No. CGC-11-510703).* That decision held that local governments in California have rather broad aesthetic control over wireless facilities in the public right-of-way.
This decision is hot off the press, so a deep analysis will follow. For now, let the reading begin!
* Disclosure: I served as the wireless communications expert witness for the City and County of San Francisco.