911 service and cell towers on agenda for Maryland’s counties and towns

Whereas the Maryland Association of Counties is pushing for improvements in the state’s 911 system, the Maryland Municipal League (MML) has just one goal during this General Assembly session: "to protect local authority in deciding where small cellular towers will go around the state." MML anticipates following two bills this session, one that "gives the wireless communications industry the power to circumvent local municipalities’ rights-of-way in setting up these small cell facilities and another supported by MML ‘that preserves local land use authority and encourages partnerships with industry on these small cells.’"

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