No. Small cell facilities are allowed in the public right-of-way per federal and state laws. The limitations on the city’s authority are similar to those imposed on it with respect to other utilities (electric, gas, water).
However, the City may regulate aesthetics (i.e., how a facility looks and, within a technically feasible tolerance, where it is located). The City of South Lake Tahoe’s City Code ensures facilities proposed in the public right-of-way are placed in a way that minimizes their impacts within the areas that the City is allowed to regulate. In addition, applications are evaluated in compliance with Encroachment Permit requirements.
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