There are many ways for Portland citizens to participate in shaping the future of cell tower regulation in Portland, in Oregon, and across the nation. We encourage you to choose a way that works for you and run with it!
Challenge the Federal Telecom Act
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 (the "Telecom Act") prohibits local governments from regulating the placement of cell towers and other wireless facilities based on environmental impacts (such as concerns about human health).
While the Telecom Act specifically states that it does not generally override local governments' ability to regulate cell tower siting, it is important to work with your members of the U.S. Congress to repeal the "health preemption" in the Telecom Act. You can contact your members of Congress here.
RespectPDX supports the CLOUT petition to repeal the Telecom Act's health preemption. You can sign the CLOUT petition here.