Municipal Regulation of Wireless Telecommunication Facilities in the Public Right of Way: Guidance for Counsel
Zoning Challenges and Interplay Between Federal, State, and Local Laws
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare municipal attorneys to identify and confront complicated issues related to the installation of wireless telecommunication facilities in the public right of way (ROW). The panel will examine the latest trends in the types of wireless technologies that companies are seeking to install in the ROW, the interplay of federal and state law with local laws regulating wireless facilities, and best practices for municipalities for zoning and regulation related to the siting of wireless telecommunication facilities in ROWs.
- Current trends in the types of wireless technologies requesting access to municipal ROWs
- Interplay of federal and state law with municipal regulation of wireless facilities
- Best practices for municipal attorneys related to the siting of wireless telecommunication facilities in ROWs
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the issues counsel to local governments must consider in determining whether a wireless telecommunications facility can be installed on a public ROW?
- What types of restrictions can local governments impose on the installation of wireless telecommunications facilities on ROWs?
- What are some best practices for municipal attorneys drafting zoning and other regulations governing the installation of wireless telecommunications facilities on ROWs?
Anita T. Gallucci
Boardman & Clark
Ms. Gallucci advises municipalities that own electric distribution systems on all facets of the energy business,... | Read More
Ms. Gallucci advises municipalities that own electric distribution systems on all facets of the energy business, including power contract negotiations, construction, asset transfer and regulatory compliance. Her work also includes telecommunications-related contracts (dark fiber license agreements, collocation agreements, tower lease agreements); electric service territory issues; pole attachment agreements; video franchise issues; intergovernmental agreements; and advising municipalities on right-of-way use issues. Ms. Gallucci has over 22 years of experience and has appeared before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.Close
Eric J. Larson
Municipal Law & Litigation Group
Mr. Larson served two years as an Assistant County Attorney where he learned the role of government attorneys,... | Read More
Mr. Larson served two years as an Assistant County Attorney where he learned the role of government attorneys, from the inside. Since that time he has focused his private law practice on the representation of municipalities, from this same perspective of helping government succeed. He relishes his role as part of the municipal team, solving municipal problems, and helping his municipal clients to thrive. Mr. Larson is a regular presenter on municipal law issues and has chaired the Waukesha County Bar Association municipal section for a decade.Close
Boardman & Clark
Ms. Potter practices with Boardman & Clark, LLP in Madison, Wisconsin and is a member of the firm’s municipal... | Read More
Ms. Potter practices with Boardman & Clark, LLP in Madison, Wisconsin and is a member of the firm’s municipal and commercial real estate practice groups. She assists individuals, businesses, and municipalities with a wide range of legal issues involving real estate, land use, and municipal law — from drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, easements, leases, and declarations to assisting clients with development issues, right-of-way regulation, tax increment financing, telecommunications siting, zoning changes and variances, and all manner of disputes regarding real estate. Ms. Potter also serves as Village Attorney for the Village of West Baraboo.She received her law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. from Brown University. Ms. Potter is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American, Dane County, and Sauk County Bar Associations, as well as the American Planning Association. She also sits on the City of Fitchburg Zoning Board of Appeals and is a member of the Rotary Club of Madison – After Hours, Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals of Dane County, and United Way’s Rosenberry Society. Ms. Potter and was named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2018.Close