SB 649 (Hueso) Wireless Telecommunications Facilities – Assembly Local Government (Amended June 20, 2017) – Opposition

MuniServices respectfully opposes SB 649 (Hueso) that would limit the fees that local governments may charge for “small cell” wireless facilities. The bill as recently amended now applies to all telecommunication providers and the equipment they use from “micro-wireless” to “small cell” to “macro-towers.” SB 649 compromises local authority and will result in local revenue losses from the respective rents, royalties and concessions.