Community invited to kick-off meeting July 13, 2016
Sedona AZ (June 21, 2016) – Not long ago cell phones were used simply to make a phone call when away from home or work. Now, however, smart phones and tablets are utilized in much broader ways: texting, shopping, finding a restaurant, getting driving directions, banking, using social media and more.
“Because wireless connectivity has become an everyday necessity for many families, businesses, first responders and other local government service providers, communities across the country have begun preparing Wireless Master Plans (WMPs), to help guide the development and construction of wireless infrastructure,” said Assistant City Manager Karen Daines.
The city of Sedona has contracted with CityScape Consultants, Inc., to develop a wireless master plan which will identify the most appropriate locations for future siting of wireless infrastructure. The city’s Land Development Code will also be updated to ensure local ordinances comply with federal regulations, but still exercise a city’s limited authority to influence certain aspects of the infrastructure’s placement and appearance.
A kick-off meeting open to the public is planned for July 13, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 102 Roadrunner Drive.
A comprehensive approach to wireless development in the city of Sedona will help align the needs of wireless broadband service providers with government and community objectives. This should allow for infrastructure planning and development that will accommodate multiple providers, improve public safety and help attract and retain residents and businesses.
The kick-off meeting will provide the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and constituents with the necessary information to participate in the plan’s development.
The session will be streamed live on the city’s website www.SedonaAZ.gov and will be recorded for viewing at a later time.
For questions regarding the plan development contact Daines at 928-204-7127 or email KDaines@SedonaAZ.gov.