Gaithersburg Residents Voice Opposition to Proposed Plan for Small Cell Facilities (VIDEO)

Hundreds of residents in Gaithersburg attended a City Council working session on April 11th to voice their opposition to a proposed plan to build “small” cell facilities in residential and commercial areas. Although city officials say there’s no formal application to build the facilities, several residents have started circulating a petition against the plan. MyMCMedia’s Willie James Inman reports.


Riemer Meets the Media

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At his regular meeting with reporters, Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer discussed student activism to end gun violence, state legislation that could pre-empt local control of small cell towers, and the importance of the collective bargaining process.

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Montgomery Council To Take Up Small Cell Towers Again

PHOTO | City of Gaithersburg

The Montgomery County Council will begin considering a zoning text amendment that would create an approach for the county to deal small cell phone infrastructure. Current rules handle towers hundreds of feet tall that need hundreds of feet of setbacks. The industry, however, has been pushing toward smaller antennas, often on existing utility poles. The […]

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UPDATED: FCC Extends Timeline for Public Comment, Berliner Asks Leggett for Input on Telecommunications Facilities


UPDATED The FCC has revised the deadline for public comments about small cell infrastructure until March 8, following a request by several national organizations. You can find more information about the timeline, here. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner has written a letter to County Executive Ike Leggett about telecommunications facilities. The letter […]

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Floreen Discusses Election Results, Liquor Authority and More at News Briefing (VIDEO)

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At her weekly briefing on Monday, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen discussed a variety of topics including the “Stand Up for the Montgomery Way” rally, election results, term limits, the county’s Triple-A bond rating, the state’s transportation program, the proposed independent Liquor Authority, the landlord tenant bill, the Economic Development Corporation, the subdivision staging […]

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Council President Floreen to Meet with Reporters on Monday

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Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen is scheduled to meet with reporters at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. Floreen is expected to discuss her bill to allow small cell towers and the Council’s meeting with MCEDC President David Petr. She is also expected to talk about the forthcoming Bethesda Downtown Plan that will update the 1994 […]

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Gaithersburg Leaders to Meet Behind Closed Doors to Discuss Small Cell Facilities (PHOTOS)

PHOTO | City of Gaithersburg

UPDATE, April 15, 2:50 p.m. After receiving numerous complaints in opposition of a proposed plan to install small cell facilities in local communities, the Mayor and City Council of Gaithersburg plan to convene a closed executive session on Monday night to further discuss the issue. The closed door meeting will take place following the Council’s regular meeting, which […]

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Gaithersburg City Council Seeks Public Input on "Small" Cell Phone Towers

PHOTO | City of Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and the City Council will hold a work session to discuss small cell tower installations in April. The meeting will give residents an opportunity to comment on the proposed construction of the towers during a presentation by City staff on Monday, April 11. According to a news release from the City of Gaithersburg, […]

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Willie James Inman

About Willie James Inman

Willie James Inman is a Community Engagement Specialist and Multimedia Journalist at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach him on Twitter @imwilljames.


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