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California: PUC Sec. 7901/7901.1 Loc. Gov. Aesthetic Control Upheld

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 . . . → Read More: California: PUC Sec. 7901/7901.1 Loc. Gov. Aesthetic Control Upheld

Who are John DuBois, Suzy DuBois, Tracy Pielemeier, Kristen Burkman, and Ginny Kelleher and why are they important?

When Crown Castle was unhappy with a decision by the City of Westfield, Indiana denying a cell site application, they sued Westfield in state court. The case is:

Crown Castle Towers 06-2 LLC v. City of Westfield, Tracy Pielemeier, Ginny Kelleheret al, Case No. 29C01-1511-MI-009308.

Of course Crown Castle sued the City of Westfield. No . . . → Read More: Who are John DuBois, Suzy DuBois, Tracy Pielemeier, Kristen Burkman, and Ginny Kelleher and why are they important?

Dr. Jonathan L. Kramer, Esq., JD, LL.M, DLP

I’m very pleased (and relieved) to report that this morning I successfully defended my doctoral thesis, “Cell Towers, Community Perspectives, and Hedonic Price Modeling: Utility, Limitations, and Localism.” It was wonderful the be greeted with, “Congratulations, Doctor Kramer” when the three thesis committee members came back from their private discussions after my defense.

This marks . . . → Read More: Dr. Jonathan L. Kramer, Esq., JD, LL.M, DLP

Goodbye, Jenn Ward

Jenn Ward of Lorman Education Services was taken from us last Saturday night. Yet another victim of senseless gun violence, she was a kind heart wrapped in a caring body who protected the lives of her children by giving up her own. She was truly a human being.

Jenn, beyond being the lecture coordinator for . . . → Read More: Goodbye, Jenn Ward

Anyone receive a cease and desist letter?

It appears that a certain wireless construction company has directed its attorneys to send cease-and-desist letters to people who have a different view from their own. Apparently several letters hit their targets yesterday or the day before.

If you happen to receive one, congratulations and thanks for your public participation in an important national . . . → Read More: Anyone receive a cease and desist letter?

Mobilitie’s Latest Awful Design in Los Angeles

Just when I thought Mobilitie had secured the position of worst in design, they proved me wrong. Mobilitie has outdone themselves with a new low in aesthetic design, here in Los Angeles on Vermont Avenue at Wilshire Boulevard. I’ve posted about 50 photos of this site in the Mobilitie Gallery at http://CellTowerPhotos.com.

 

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Sucker Deals: Part 1 – The Cell Site Lease Illusory Rent Guarantee

This will be the first in an occasional series of of posting describing Sucker Deals offered by wireless companies to their site landlords in connection with cell site lases. Through these postings, I hope that you will gain insights into the sucker punches thrown at landlords by carriers and tower companies. Hopefully, you will learn . . . → Read More: Sucker Deals: Part 1 – The Cell Site Lease Illusory Rent Guarantee

Smart People at Smartlink

Yesterday, June 24, Tripp May, Michael Johnston, and I lectured to about 60 team members of Smartlink, a major site acquisition firm. Smartly, Smartlink conducts ongoing training of its professional staff via its ‘Smartlink University’ program. Even smarter, we were asked by Smartlink to provide guidance to their staff in multiple locations around the country . . . → Read More: Smart People at Smartlink

California Assembly Bill 2788 is DEAD

I’m very pleased to report that Assembly Bill 2788 (AB2788) is DEAD. Assembly Member Mike Gatto pulled AB 2788 this afternoon. When I say it’s dead, it is NOT being converted to a 2-year bill. It’s simply dead. Many, many community activists, mayors, council-members, supervisors, and local government staff all have worked to kill the . . . → Read More: California Assembly Bill 2788 is DEAD

AB2788 Webinar for Local Governments June 27 at 10:00

Tripp May and I are hosting an hour-long webinar dissecting the layers and ramifications of AB2788. The webinar, which we are hosting at no charge to participants, will include strategies and talking points of ways local governments can rally to work together against this massive land grab by the wireless industry.

Burbank and Glendale, this . . . → Read More: AB2788 Webinar for Local Governments June 27 at 10:00

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