I just blogged how Republicans bestowed an amazing budgetary gift to the wireless industry by killing local control over where towers can be located, a move that could also destroy a cities possible revenue stream from cell tower fees, not to mention put unsightly structures anyplace they want.
Oh, and the wireless industry is a big donor to the Republican Party.
Juxtapose that with those unsightly roundabouts, with no lobbyists? That’s a whole different story. Now we want a state law giving local control over their possible locations:
State Representative Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) signed on to legislation this week that would give village, town and city governments the final say on whether the state can build a highway roundabout in their municipality.Amazing what a little constituent heat can do. Too bad the secretly passed cell tower law didn't get that kind of public airing, huh?
Bies said, “…I think local folks should have a direct say as to whether or not they want these in their communities.”
Rep. Bies appeared on a local radio show … most calls was the proposed roundabouts … “But what I’m hearing from constituents is they want to be part of the conversation. This legislation will give them an opportunity to express their thoughts to their local governments.”