WCF ORDINANCE UPDATES

This page will be periodically updated to include recent information and planning regarding the City of Malibu's Wireless Communication Facility Urgency Ordinance, adopted December 9, 2020.

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITY URGENCY ORDINANCE 

On Wednesday, December 9, the City Council held a Special Meeting and adopted an Urgency Ordinance, as amended, to regulate the permitting of wireless facilities in public rights-of-way and adopted a resolution to establish design and development standards and standard permit conditions for wireless facilities in public rights-of-way. For more information on the background of the Urgency Ordinance view the agenda and staff report online.

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITY ORDINANCE UPDATE 

The City is currently in the process of updating its Wireless Communication Facility Ordinance. On December 16, the City held a virtual public workshop to solicit comments from the community on a draft ordinance and desired outcomes. In addition, the City will be releasing an online survey to obtain additional input from members of the public. The City published a Notice of Planning Commission Public Hearing for January 19, 2021. However, in order to incorporate public comments into the draft ordinance, staff is recommending the hearing be delayed to February 1. This meeting is the first of a series of public meetings to review the proposed ordinance update which will include a Planning Commission Meeting and City Council Meeting. More information is available on the project webpage including a project timeline for the development of the proposed ordinance update.

 

REPORT OF WCF APPLICATIONS UNDER REVIEW AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE

In order to keep members of the public informed of Wireless Communication Facility (WCF) applications under review by the Planning Department, a Pending WCF Applications report is available on the City’s website. The report will be updated as the status of an application changes as well as when a public comment period begins for an application. To receive notifications of an updated report or WCF, email psalazar@malibucity.org.  In an effort to better inform members of the public regarding opportunities to provide public comment on pending WCF applications, the public notice has been revised to clarify the public comment period, explain the status of the application pending review and how to inspect records, and provide more information regarding the location of the pending WCF application.

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