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City officials oppose new wireless bill

Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
The city of Ojai has sent a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown opposing a controversial wireless communications bill.
SB 649 passed the California Assembly and Senate in September and is on the governor's desk for consideration.
The bill, authored by Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, has faced a storm of opposition since its introduction in February.
As drafted, it would give wireless providers a considerable advantage over local government in negotiating the placement of powerful microwave radiation antennas on public property and in the public right of way.
These antennas, called “small cells,” could be placed on utility poles, traffic lights, street lamps and street signs throughout the city, along with refrigerator-sized power equipment on sidewalks.

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