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California Senate Bill 649 Passed the CA Senate on 5/31/17 . . . Time to Defeat This Bill in the Assembly — Call CA Assembly Member Offices Today to Tell Them You Don’t Want “Small Cell” Cell Phone Towers As Close at 10-50 feet From Your Homes and Schools!

How Did This Mess of a Bill Make it to the CA Assembly?

The backstory for CA SB.649 – Wireless Telecommunications Facililities Bill, unfortunately, reads like a science fiction disaster movie. Have you ever noticed that every disaster film starts off with someone ignoring the scientists. This is true of SB.649, as well. We are living out this real-life disaster and we now have a permanent record of which CA Senators unwisely voted to pass SB.649 in its current form — despite each of these Senators being fully aware of the following . . .

  1. Obvious and already-admitted errors still exist in the bill language.
  2. The subcommittee of Senators Mike McGuire, Ricardo Lara and Robert Hertzberg have failed to follow Senate rules in crafting SB.649 bill language that is inconsistent with what was voted on in the 4/26/16 Governance of Finance Committee.
  3. Despite many late-night meetings with Wireless Carriers, Senators Mike McGuire, Ricardo Lara and Robert Hertzberg have failed to correct the obvious errors in the bill — errors about which that they were noticed on 5/12/17.
  4. The Senate has consistently ignored that SB.649 bill violates the California Constitution
  5. The Senate has consistently ignored that SB.649 bill violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  6. SB.649 is illegally forcing local cities and counties to accept below market rents for access to locally-owned and controlled public property.
  7. The State of California has no legal basis to violate the 1996 Federal Telecommunications Act by attempting to preempt any additional local control over local cities and counties for matters that are not necessities.

Will the Assembly Complete the Due Diligence on SB.649 that the Senate Refused to Complete?

The Senate Voting SB.649 through “as-is” walks California Cities, Counties and Citizens one step closer taking the State of California to Court To Stop This Disaster — just as 80+ Ohio cities sued the State of Ohio over a very similar Wireless Telecommunications Bill in March, 2017.

California State Assembly Members List


Dante Acosta (R), District 38
Santa Clarita
2002 State Capitol | web
916-319-2038 | email

Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry (D), District 04
Napa, Santa Rosa, Lakeport
5144 State Capitol | web
916-319-2004 | email

Travis Allen (R), District 72
Huntington Beach
4208 State Capitol | web
916-319-2072 | email

Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D), District 31
Fresno
5155 State Capitol | web
916-319-2031 | email

Catharine B. Baker (R), District 16
San Ramon
2130 State Capitol | web
916-319-2016 | email

Marc Berman (R), District 24
Los Altos
6011 State Capitol | web
916-319-2024 | email

Frank Bigelow (R), District 05
Madera, Placerville
4158 State Capitol | web
916-319-2005 | email

Richard Bloom (D), District 50
Santa Monica
2003 State Capitol | web
916-319-2050 | email

Raul Bocanegra (D), District 39
San Fernando
2175 State Capitol | web
916-319-2039 | email

Rob Bonta (D), District 18
Oakland
2148 State Capitol | web
916-319-2018 | email

William P. Brough (R), District 73
San Juan Capistrano
3141 State Capitol | web
916-319-2073 | email

Autumn R. Burke (D), District 62
Inglewood
5150 State Capitol | web
916-319-2062 | email

Anna M. Caballero (D), District 30
Salinas, Hollister, Watsonville
5158 State Capitol | web
916-319-2030 | email

Ian C. Calderon (D), District 57
City of Industry
319 State Capitol | web
916-319-2057 | email

Sabrina Cervantes (D), District 60
Corona
5164 State Capitol | web
916-319-2060 | email

Ed Chau (D), District 49
Monterey Park
5016 State Capitol | web
916-319-2049 | email

Rocky J. Chávez (R), District 76
Oceanside
2170 State Capitol | web
916-319-2076 | email

Phillip Chen (R), District 55
Brea
4177 State Capitol | web
916-319-2055 | email

David Chiu (D), District 17
San Francisco
4112 State Capitol | web
916-319-2017 | email

Steven S. Choi, Ph.D. (R), District 68
Irvine
2016 State Capitol | web
916-319-2068 | email

Kansen Chu (D), District 25
Milpitas
2160 State Capitol | web
916-319-2025 | email

Ken Cooley (D), District 08
Rancho Cordova
3013 State Capitol | web
916-319-2008 | email

Jim Cooper (D), District 09
Elk Grove
6025 State Capitol | web
916-319-2009 | email

Jordan Cunningham (R), District 35
San Luis Obispo
4102 State Capitol | web
916-319-2035 | email

Matthew Dababneh (D), District 45
Van Nuys
6031 State Capitol | web
916-319-2045 | email

Brian Dahle (R), District 01
Grass Valley
4098 State Capitol | web
916-319-2001 | email

Tom Daly (D), District 69
Anaheim
3120 State Capitol | web
916-319-2069 | email

Susan Talamantes Eggman (D), District 13
Stockton
4117 State Capitol | web
916-319-2013 | email

Heath Flora (R), District 12
Modesto
3149 State Capitol | web
916-319-2012 | email

Vince Fong (R), District 34
Bakersfield
4144 State Capitol | web
916-319-2034 | email

Jim Frazier (D), District 11
Fairfield, Brentwood
3091 State Capitol | web
916-319-2011 | email

Laura Friedman (D), District 43
Burbank
2137 State Capitol | web
916-319-2043 | email

James Gallagher (R), District 03
Yuba City
2158 State Capitol | web
916-319-2003 | email

Cristina Garcia (D), District 58
Downey
2013 State Capitol | web
916-319-2058 | email

Eduardo Garcia (D), District 56
Coachella, Imperial
4140 State Capitol | web
916-319-2056 | email

Mike A. Gipson (D), District 64
Gardena, Compton
3173 State Capitol | web
916-319-2064 | email

Todd Gloria (D), District 78
San Diego
4162 State Capitol | web
916-319-2078 | email

Jimmy Gomez (D), District 51
Los Angeles
3126 State Capitol | web
916-319-2051 | email

Lorena S. Gonzalez Fletcher (D), District 80
San Diego
2114 State Capitol | web
916-319-2080 | email

Adam C. Gray (D), District 21
City
3152 State Capitol | web
916-319-2021 | email

Timothy S. Grayson (D), District 14
Concord
4164 State Capitol | web
916-319-2014 | email

Matthew Harper (R), District 74
Costa Mesa
5126 State Capitol | web
916-319-2074 | email

Chris R. Holden (D), District 41
Pasadena, Claremont
5132 State Capitol | web
916-319-2041 | email

Jacqui Irwin (D), District 44
Oxnard
5119 State Capitol | web
916-319-2044 | email

Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D)
District 59 — Los Angeles
2117 State Capitol | web
916-319-2059 | email

Ash Kalra (D), District 27
San Jose
5160 State Capitol | web
916-319-2027 | email

Kevin Kiley (R), District 06
Roseville, Folsom
4153 State Capitol | web
916-319-2006 | email

Tom Lackey (R), District 36
Palmdale
2174 State Capitol | web
916-319-2036 | email

Marc Levine (D), District 10
San Rafael, Santa Rosa
5135 State Capitol | web
916-319-2010 | email

Monique Limón (D), District 37
Santa Barbara, Ventura
4167 State Capitol | web
916-319-2037 | email

Evan Low (D), District 28
Cupertino
4126 State Capitol | web
916-319-2028 | email

Brian Maienschein (R), District 77
San Diego
4139 State Capitol | web
916-319-2077 | email

Devon J. Mathis (R), District 26
Visalia
2111 State Capitol | web
916-319-2026 | email

Chad Mayes (R), District 42
Rancho Mirage
3104 State Capitol | web
916-319-2042 | email

Kevin McCarty (D), District 07
Sacramento
2136 State Capitol | web
916-319-2007 | email

Jose Medina (D), District 61
Riverside
2141 State Capitol | web
916-319-2061 | email

Melissa A. Melendez (R), District 67
Murrieta
5126 State Capitol | web
916-319-2067 | email

Kevin Mullin (D), District 22
San Mateo
3160 State Capitol | web
916-319-2022 | email

Al Muratsuchi (D), District 66
Torrance
2179 State Capitol | web
916-319-2066 | email

Adrin Nazarian (D), District 46
Van Nuys
4146 State Capitol | web
916-319-2046 | email

Jay Obernolte (R), District 33
Hesperia
4116 State Capitol | web
916-319-2033 | email

Patrick O’Donnell (R), District 70
Long Beach, San Pedro
2196 State Capitol | web
916-319-2070 | email

Jim Patterson (R), District 23
Fresno
3132 State Capitol | web
916-319-2023 | email

Bill Quirk (D), District 20
Hayward
2163 State Capitol | web
916-319-2020 | email

Sharon Quirk-Silva (D), District 65
Buena Park
6012 State Capitol | web
916-319-2065 | email

Anthony Rendon (D), District 63
South Gate
219 State Capitol | web
916-319-2063 | email

Eloise Gómez Reyes (D), District 47
San Bernardino, Fontana
4015 State Capitol | web
916-319-2047 | email

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D), District 54
Los Angeles
2176 State Capitol | web
916-319-2054 | email

Freddie Rodriguez (R), District 52
Chino
2188 State Capitol | web
916-319-2052 | email

Blanca E. Rubio (D), District 48
West Covina
5175 State Capitol | web
916-319-2048 | email

Rudy Salas, Jr. (D), District 32
Hanford
4016 State Capitol | web
916-319-2032 | email

Miguel Santiago (R), District 53
Los Angeles
6027 State Capitol | web
916-319-2053 | email

Marc Steinorth (R), District 40
Rancho Cucamonga
5128 State Capitol | web
916-319-2040 | email

Mark Stone (D), District 29
Santa Cruz, Monterey
3146 State Capitol | web
916-319-2029 | email

Tony Thurmond (D), District 15
Oakland
3146 State Capitol | web
916-319-2015 | email

Philip Y. Ting (D), District 19
San Francisco
4005 State Capitol | web
916-319-2019 | email

Randy Voepel (R), District 71
Santee
4009 State Capitol | web
916-319-2071 | email

Marie Waldron (R), District 75
Escondido
4130 State Capitol | web
916-319-2075 | email

Shirley N. Weber (D), District 79
San Diego
3123 State Capitol | web
916-319-2079 | email

Jim Wood (D), District 02
Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Eureka
6005 State Capitol | web
916-319-2002 | email

Assembly Committee List

  1. Link: Accountability and Administrative Review Committee
  2. Link: Aging & Long-Term Care Committee
  3. Link: Agriculture Committee
  4. Link: Appropriations Committee
  5. Link: Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, & Internet Media Committee
  6. Link: Banking and Finance Committee
  7. Link: Budget Committee
  8. Link: Business and Professions Committee
  9. Link: Communications and Conveyance Committee
  10. Link: Education Committee
  11. Link: Elections and Redistricting Committee
  12. Link: Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee
  13. Link: Governmental Organization Committee
  14. Link: Health Committee
  15. Link: Health and Human Services Subcommittee
  16. Link: Higher Education Committee
  17. Link: Housing & Community Development Committee
  18. Link: Human Services Committee
  19. Link: Insurance Committee
  20. Link: Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy Committee
  21. Link: Judiciary Committee
  22. Link: Labor & Employment Committee
  23. Link: Local Government Committee
  24. Link: Natural Resources Committee
  25. Link: Privacy and Consumer Protection
  26. Link: Public Employees, Retirement & Social Security Committee
  27. Link: Public Safety Committee
  28. Link: Revenue & Taxation Committee
  29. Link: Rules Committee
  30. Link: Transportation Committee
  31. Link: Utilities and Energy Committee
  32. Link: Veterans Affairs Committee
  33. Link: Water, Parks, & Wildlife Committee

Assembly Rules Committee

3016 State Capitol; 916-319-2800 Primary jurisdictions are proposed amendments to the rules, and other matters relating to the business of the Legislature.

  1. Ken Cooley, Chair (D-08)
  2. Jordan Cunningham, Vice Chair (-35)
  3. William P. Brough (R-73)
  4. Sabrina Cervantes (D-60)
  5. Phillip Chen (R-55)
  6. Laura Friedman (D-43)
  7. Timothy Grayson (D-14)
  8. Marc Levine (D-10)
  9. Adrin Nazarian (D-46)
  10. Rudy Salas, Jr. (D-32)
  11. Marie Waldron (R-75)
  12. Jimmy Gomez (D-51; Alternate)
  13. Vince Fong (R-34; Alternate)

Assembly Health Committee

6005 State Capitol; 916-319-2097 Primary jurisdictions are health care, health insurance, Medi-Cal and other public health care programs, mental health licensing of health and health-related professionals, and long-term health care facilities.

  1. Jim Wood, Chair (D-02)
  2. Brian Maienschein, Vice Chair (R-77)
  3. Rob Bonta (D-18)
  4. Autumn R. Burke (D-62)
  5. James Gallagher (R-03)
  6. Monique Limón (D-37)
  7. Kevin McCarty (D-07)
  8. Adrin Nazarian (D-46)
  9. Jim Patterson (R-23)
  10. Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-65)
  11. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-54)
  12. Freddie Rodriguez (D-52)
  13. Miguel Santiago (D-53)
  14. Tony Thurmond (D-15)
  15. Marie Waldron (R-75)

Assembly Natural Resources Committee

1020 N Street, Room 157; 916-319-3965 Primary jurisdiction includes air quality, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), coastal protection, forestry, land conservation, oil spills, solid waste and recycling.

  1. Cristina Garcia, Chair (D-58)
  2. Dante Acosta, Vice Chair (R-38)
  3. Travis Allen (R-72)
  4. Ed Chau (D-49)
  5. Susan Eggman (D-13)
  6. Heath Flora (R-12)
  7. Monique Limón (D-37)
  8. Kevin McCarty (D-07)
  9. Al Muratsuchi (D-66)
  10. Mark Stone (D-29)

Assembly Local Government Committee

1020 N Street, Room 157; 916-319-3958; Primary jurisdictions are General Plan, land use, housing element, local agency formation commissions (LAFCO), city and county organization and powers, special district governance and finance, special taxes, Subdivision Map Act, Brown Act, Public Records Act, redevelopment (as it relates to governance and financing), infrastructure financing di stricts, local government finance, charter cities and counties, eminent domain, joint powers authorities, Williamson Act, design-build (for local governments), military base reuse, public private partnerships (for local governments), state mandates, county clerks/ recorders, and civil grand juries.

  1. Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry, Chair (D-04)
  2. Marie Waldron, Vice Chair (R-75)
  3. Richard Bloom (D-50)
  4. Anna M. Caballero (D-30)
  5. Lorena S. Gonzalez Fletcher (D-80)
  6. Timothy S. Grayson (D-14)
  7. Tom Lackey (R-36)
  8. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-54)
  9. Randy Voepel (R-71)

Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee

6027 State Capitol; 916-319-2637 Primary jurisdictions are ?

  1. Miguel Santiago, Chair (D-53)
  2. Jay Obernolte, Vice Chair (R-33)
  3. Rob Bonta (D-18)
  4. Sabrina Cervantes (D-60)
  5. Matthew Dababneh (D-45)
  6. Eduardo Garcia (D-56)
  7. Chris R. Holden (D-41)
  8. Tom Lackey (R-36)
  9. Evan Low (D-28)
  10. Brian Maienschein (R-77)
  11. Jim Patterson (R-23)
  12. Freddie Rodriguez (D-52)
  13. Jim Wood (D-02)

California State Senators List


Benjamin Allen (D), District 26 — Redondo Beach
5072 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4900,
senator.allen@senate.ca.gov

Joel Anderson (R), District 38 — El Cajon
5052 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4038
senator.anderson@senate.ca.gov

Toni G. Atkins (D), District 39 — San Diego
4072 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4039
senator.atkins@senate.ca.gov

Patricia C. Bates (R), District 36 — Laguna Hills
305 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4036
senator.bates@senate.ca.gov

Jim Beall (D), District 15 — San Jose
2082 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4015
senator.beall@senate.ca.gov

Tom Berryhill (R), District 8 — Fresno
3067 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4008
senator.berryhill@senate.ca.go

Steven Bradford (D), District 35 — Inglewood
2062 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4035
senator.bradford@senate.ca.gov

Anthony Cannella (R), District 12 — Merced
5082 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4012
senator.cannella@senate.ca.gov


Kevin de León (D), District 24 — Los Angeles
205 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4904
senator.deleon@senate.ca.gov


Bill Dodd (D), District 3 — Santa Rosa
5064 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4024
senator.dodd@senate.ca.gov

Jean Fuller (R), District 16 — Bakersfield
4048 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4016
senator.fuller@senate.ca.gov

Ted Gaines (R), District 1 — Redding
3076 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4001
senator.gaines@senate.ca.gov


Cathleen Galgiani (D), District 5 — cc
5097 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4005
senator.galgiani@senate.ca.gov


Steven M. Glazer (D), District 7 — cc
5108 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4007
senator.glazer@senate.ca.gov

Ed Hernandez (D), District 22 — West Covina
2080 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4022
senator.hernandez@senate.ca.gov

Robert M. Hertzberg (D), District 18 — Van Nuys
4038 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4018
senator.hertzberg@senate.ca.gov


Jerry Hill (D), District 13 — San Mateo
5035 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4013
senator.hill@senate.ca.gov


Ben Hueso (D), District 40 — Chula Vista
4035 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4040
senator.hueso@senate.ca.gov

Hannah-Beth Jackson (D), District 19 — Santa Barbara
2032 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4019
senator.jackson@senate.ca.gov

Ricardo Lara (D), District 33 — Long Beach
5050 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4033
senator.lasti@senate.ca.gov

Connie M. Leyva (D), District 20 — San Bernardino
4061 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4020
senator.leyva@senate.ca.gov

Mike McGuire (D), District 2 — San Rafael
5061 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4002
senator.mcguire@senate.ca.gov

Tony Mendoza (D), District 32 — Cerritos
5100 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4032
senator.mendoza@senate.ca.gov

Holly J. Mitchell (D), District 30 — Los Angeles
5080 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4030
senator.mitchell@senate.ca.gov

Bill Monning (D), District 17 — cc
313 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4017
senator.monning@senate.ca.gov

John M. W. Moorlach (R), District 37 — Monterey
2048 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4037
senator.moorlach@senate.ca.gov

Mike Morrell (R), District 23 — Rancho Cucamonga
3056 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4023
senator.morrell@senate.ca.gov

Josh Newman (D) District 29 — Brea
4082 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4029
senator.newman@senate.ca.gov

Janet Nguyen (R), District 34 — Garden Grove
3048 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4034
senator.nguyen@senate.ca.gov

Jim Nielsen (R), District 4 — Chico
2068 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4004
senator.lasti@senate.ca.gov

Richard Pan (D), District 6 — Sacramento
5114 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4006
senator.pan@senate.ca.gov

Anthony J. Portantino (D), District 25 — Glendale
3086 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4025
senator.portantino@senate.ca.gov

Richard D. Roth (D), District 31 — Riverside
4034 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4031
senator.roth@senate.ca.gov

Nancy Skinner (D), District 9 — Oakland
2059 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4009
senator.skinner@senate.ca.gov

Henry I. Stern (D), District 27 — Calabasas
3070 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4027
senator.stern@senate.ca.gov

Jeff Stone (R), District 28 — Indio
4062 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4028
senator.stone@senate.ca.gov

Andy Vidak (R), District 14 — Fresno
3082 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4014
senator.vidak@senate.ca.gov

Bob Wieckowski (D), District 10 — Fremont
4085 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4010
senator.wieckowski@senate.ca.gov

Scott D. Wiener (D), District 11 — San Francisco
4066 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4900
senator.wiener@senate.ca.gov

Scott Wilk (R), District 21 — Lancaster
4090 State Capitol | web | 916-651-4021
senator.wilk@senate.ca.gov