Notice of motion: Requiring business licenses for cell phone towers
First brought to Council: November 7, 2011
Outcome: Carried as amended
It seems like just about everyone has got one. Wireless devices like smart phones, laptops and hand held tablets are the way of the future and they need cell phone towers to operate. Cell phone towers have been popping up all over Calgary as wireless technology has advanced and there are likely to be more on the way.
Cell phone towers meet the criteria of being a business in Calgary. They generate revenues and use real property within city limits. It seems reasonable that The City of Calgary would at the very least consider licensing cell phone towers in the same way that they require licenses for Calgary's businesses.
Alderman Peter Demong brought a motion to Council asking that City administration be instructed to investigate the potential for licensing cell towers.
Categories: Motions and Initiatives