Small Wireless Facilities

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On September 27, 2018, the US Federal Communications Commission released a Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and FCC Order (FCC 18-133) that alters the manner and timeframe state and local authorities may review small wireless infrastructure facilities (SWF) and eligible facilities requests (EFR) in public rights-of-way (ROW).

On April 9, 2019, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2040 to add Chapter 13.20 of the Glendora Municipal Code (GMC), regarding permit application requirements for wireless telecommunications facilities (WTF) in the public right-of-way, including definitions of SWFs and EFRs. The City Council also adopted Resolution 2019-15 on March 26, 2019, establishing design standards for SWF within the ROW, and Resolution 2019-21 on April 23, 2019, establishing a master fee schedule for WTF permit application and penalty fees. Fees are limited to the actual and reasonable cost of providing service. These provisions also apply in a limited manner to facilities placed on private property.

Applicants may request a pre-submittal meeting for SWF and EFR applications, however they are not mandatory.  All other wireless facility applications (i.e., Major WTF) require pre-submittal meetings with the City and must be requested to the Public Works Department. Department staff will use reasonable efforts to provide the applicant with an appointment within 5 working days after receiving the written request. Applicable fees will be provided in accordance with the adopted master fee schedule.