Late last week, RCRC Chair Bob Williams (Tehama) represented California’s counties at a press conference urging Governor Brown to veto Senate Bill 649 (Hueso) related to small-cell towers.  Joined by hundreds of city officials, county leaders and labor, Supervisor Williams reminded Governor Brown that SB 649 is detrimental to rural and other underserved communities.

“This bill silences local voices, will cost taxpayers around the state, and removes protections for unserved and underserved communities” said Bob Williams, Tehama County Supervisor and Chair of the Rural County Representatives of California.  “SB 649 is a giveaway from Sacramento to the wireless industry without requiring that the industry deliver any meaningful public benefits or ensure that all communities have access to the latest technology.  With the passage of SB 649, rural California is once again left behind.”

Supervisor Williams message to Governor Brown can be accessed here.