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Less Cell Phone Tower Restrictions In Tuolumne County

Sonora, Ca — It appears cell phone companies will soon have fewer restrictions when it comes to building new towers in Tuolumne County.

The Board of Supervisors indicated at Tuesday´s meeting that it will broaden the service gap provisions, reduce the building setback/buffer area and allow towers to be located in RE-5 and RE-10 zoning districts.

Community Development Director Bev Shane says the decision will open up an additional 42,000 acres of land that was previously not available for cell phone towers.

While the Board did come to a verbal consensus, the final decision will not come until their next regular session meeting. It is scheduled for November 21st at 10:30am.

Written by BJ Hansen