County Planning Commission proposes buffer between new 5G sites, schools, hospitals

Rancho Santa Fe Review published an article on the San Diego’s new small cell ordinance, which seeks to minimize clutter and reduce the number of new poles by encouraging co-location on existing infrastructure, establishing separation requirements and setting the most preferred locations for new poles as industrial and commercial zones. The rules also state that the height of new 5G facilities will not exceed 50 feet. Representatives from Verizon, AT&T and Crown Castle said they generally supported the proposed ordinance with exception of the setbacks from prohibitive zones—asking that they be removed or reduced significantly. Adrian Salas of Crown Castle said they particularly opposed the buffer around sites like schools and hospitals, "These are sites where a large number of people congregate," he said. "These sites are in more need of good coverage and really robust capacity."

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