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We take the 6409(a) fight to the FCC

I am very proud to announce that last night, a broad coalition of local governments and government agencies that we represent filed nearly 600 pages of comments to oppose the wireless industry’s latest attempts to gut wireless siting controls from citizens and their local governments.

The name of the coalition is “The Western Communities Coalition”.

The coalition opposition by Telecom Law Firm P.C. (Los Angeles and San Diego) and Kissinger and Fellman (Denver) represent the positions and views of local governments with millions of residents. In combination with other municipal law firms also filing in the same proceedings, we’re all speaking with the overwhelming voice of many millions of concerned residents.

Our coalition members are:

CITY OF SAN DIEGO, CAL.; CITY OF BEAVERTON, OR.; CITY OF BOULDER, COLO.; TOWN OF BRECKENRIDGE, COLO.; CITY OF CARLSBAD, CAL.; CITY OF CERRITOS, CAL.; COLORADO COMMUNICATIONS AND UTILITY ALLIANCE; CITY OF CORONADO, CAL.; TOWN OF DANVILLE, CAL.; CITY OF ENCINITAS, CAL.; KING COUNTY, WASH.; CITY OF LACEY, WASH.; CITY OF LA MESA, CAL.; CITY OF LAWNDALE, CAL.; LEAGUE OF OREGON CITIES; LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES; CITY OF NAPA, CAL.; CITY OF OLYMPIA, WASH.; CITY OF OXNARD, CAL.; CITY OF PLEASANTON, CAL.; CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CAL.; CITY OF RICHMOND, CAL.; TOWN OF SAN ANSELMO, CAL.; CITY OF SAN MARCOS, CAL.; CITY OF SAN RAMON, CAL.; CITY OF SANTA CRUZ, CAL.; CITY OF SANTA MONICA, CAL.; CITY OF SOLANA BEACH CAL.; CITY OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CAL.; CITY OF TACOMA, WASH.; CITY OF THOUSAND OAKS, CAL.; THURSTON COUNTY, WASH.; CITY OF TUMWATER, WASH.

Taking this fight in this way to the FCC is the legally and policy correct manner to proceed at this time. Now that the initial comments have been filed by local governments and the wireless industry, we are preparing to write reply comments on behalf of our coalition members.

You’ll notice in our comments that we are very specific about rebutting and destroying the wireless industry misstatements, innuendos, and outright misepresentations that cannot substitute for facts the FCC may or should rely on. The light we shine on the wireless industry is startling and instructive.

Here is a link to the Western Communities Coalition comments:

JOINT COMMENTS (19-250) (FINAL) reduced size

I can assure you that the Western Communities Coalition reply comments will be even more powerful and impactful. I will post them here when they are filed.

Jonathan

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