UPDATE: California city has 4 public hearings on 5G before telling city council ‘Hold for now’

UPDATE: Notice Sioux Falls isn’t on this list? Hmm?

Hey, Paul, TJ and Erica, this is what transparent government looks like when the Feds have a cattle prod up your rear;

Amid concerns that federal mandates usurp local authority, the fight for control over the hardware that transmits wireless Internet has reached an impasse in Fairfax.

After the fourth public hearing before the Town Council this week — this one lasting more than three hours — council members said they need more time before adopting new regulations for the installation of wireless antennas used for the high-speed network called 5G.

“It’s a complicated issue,” Mayor Barbara Coler said after the Tuesday special meeting. “After we released our draft ordinance last week, we received a lot of public comment [Tuesday] that we needed to consider and review.”

How many public hearings did we have (that were NOT official readings in official meetings) before we let 5G roam free in Sioux Falls? ZERO.

I will say it again, you can only have open and transparent government by actually practicing open and transparent government.


#1 Trump's hair on 04.30.19 at 6:32 pm

Transparency around here means you get to look through a window and watch others make decisions and do things.

Its kind of like that gentleman’s club that CJ use to own here in town back in the early 70s, where the dancers danced at one address while the patrons watch from an adjacent address with only a glass wall between them. No laws were broken, a lot could be seen, but you couldn’t do anything about or with it… (This was before my time by the way, but I remember adults talking about it, and I went to school with CJ’s nephew… 😉 )


#2 scott on 04.30.19 at 6:55 pm

if only california had the leadership and vision of john thune.

#3 "Very Stable Genius" on 04.30.19 at 9:16 pm

It use to be that California was ahead of the times, but it looks like “C” Street alumni have more fun now and are on top of the ball.

#4 BritAm1 on 05.01.19 at 1:17 pm

Anybody looking at this and the 5G project? Just curious!