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Resolution in Support of Local Control over the Deployment of Wireless Communications Facilities

Resolution in Support of Local Control over the Deployment of Wireless Communications Facilities

WHEREAS, in 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted regulations limiting the abilities of cities and states to regulate small cell sites (e.g., pole attachments) needed for the deployment of 5G, substantially curtailing local governments’ ability to regulate telecommunications infrastructure; and WHEREAS, the FCC regulations limit the type and amount of fees cities and states may charge, set […]

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Resolution in Support of Community Microgrids

Resolution in Support of Community Microgrids

WHEREAS, recent power outages have levied enormous costs, the threat of grid disruption is not going away, there is an inherent vulnerability in transmitting large volumes of energy over long distances, transmission networks will always be subject to disruption by natural and human (negligence, terrorism) elements, dramatically declining costs for solar and storage have changed […]

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Resolution on the Tree Protection Ordinance and the Climate Emergency

Resolution on the Tree Protection Ordinance and the Climate Emergency

WHEREAS the climate scientists represented in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have made clear that what humans do in the next 11-12 years will determine if we and our planet’s unique biodiversity survive, and the County has passed a Resolution acknowledging the Climate Emergency (September 2019); and WHEREAS trees, woodlands, and forest offer […]

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Resolution Calling for the Senate to Return from Recess and Pass Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Passed in the House during February 2019

Resolution Calling for the Senate to Return from Recess and Pass Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Passed in the House during February 2019

Resolution for Senate to Return from Recess WHEREAS gun violence in the United State of America has been growing for decades, reaching a new and intolerable level with the mass shooting in Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton, and Chicago during a one week period. On an average day, 100 people die from gun violence, accidental shootings, […]

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