In December, the Ohio State Legislature passed SB 331, which received heavy support from the wireless community but significant pushback from local municipalities who believed the bill restricted their authority to regulate small cell deployment.
Now, municipalities in the state
are aiming to implement zoning laws and restrictions that exercise their
local authority while simultaneously complying with the 2016 state law,
reports Crain’s Cleveland Business.
For example, Strongsville, a
suburb located southeast of Cleveland, plans to put in place regulations
designed to regulate small cell deployment for health and safety
reasons, something Strongsville law director Neal M. Jamison believes
the state law allows. Continue Reading