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Court Rules Cell Phone Towers Can’t Be Denied Due To Looks

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Sacramento, CA — Cell-phone tower and antenna construction can no longer be vetoed due to its appearance by local government.

A verdict yesterday from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said California law does not allow governments to veto telecommunications sites because of their appearance.

The appeals court says such local regulations are unauthorized by state law, which allows communications companies to put lines and poles on public roads as long at they do not interfere with the public use of the road.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh

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