City of Encinitas to Host Small Wireless Facilities Public Workshop on September 23

Encinitas, CA – The City will be hosting a community workshop on small wireless facilities on Monday, September 23 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Staff will conduct the workshop to receive input on the City’s new emergency ordinance and policy to address new Federal Communications Commission rules limiting local control over the placement and operation of new wireless facilities such as 5G. 

The purpose of the new policy is to establish reasonable and comprehensive standards and procedures, including but not limited to the facilities’ siting, aesthetics, construction, operation, modification, and removal, for the permitting of small cells and other infrastructure deployments within the City. The policy aims to promote the community’s interest of protecting the City of Encinitas’ visual character, consistent with recent Federal Communications Commission regulations preempting local zoning discretion.

All interested parties are invited to attend the public workshop.

WHAT:                 Community workshop on small wireless facilities

WHO:                  City of Encinitas planning staff members, Development Services Department

WHEN:               Monday, September 23, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:            City of Encinitas Community Center, Banquet Room

1140 Oakcrest Park Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024

Policy Number C035 is available in a digital word format that allows an interested party to provide redline comments to the City in advance of or at the workshop.  For more information about the workshop or to provide comments in advance of the workshop, please contact Roy Sapa’u, City Planner at (760) 633-2734 or by email at [email protected], or contact the Development Services Department, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 at (760) 633-2710 or by email at [email protected].  Additional information regarding small wireless facilities is also available on the City’s website on the Small Wireless Facilities webpage