Discretionary Approval and Completed Wireless Cell Projects
This chart represents both wireless cell sites permitted and wireless cell sites built.
Tracking permitted wireless cell sites acts as a leading indicator for those sites that may be built in the future. By tracking the wireless cell sites that are built, we are able to provide information regarding the number of cell sites placed into service resulting in the increased ability of individuals and emergency personnel to easily access information.
How are we doing?
Between 7/1/17 and 9/30/16, 38 building permits were completed for new or modified wireless cell sites. When a building permit is completed, this indicates that the wireless cell site construction has concluded, has been inspected for safety, and is ready to be placed into service.
Why is this important?
By monitoring the number of building permits completed for wireless cell sites, we are able to provide information regarding the increased ability of individuals and emergency personnel to communicate and easily access information.
During emergencies, the flow of information is especially critical in maintaining the safety of our County's residents, particularly those living or travelling in rural areas.
Where are we going?
As more wireless cell sites are completed in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County, additional communications capacity is being added that enhances both customer convenience and safety. This increased communications capacity can help to reduce dropped calls and increases cellular coverage areas.
How is this measured?
This is measured by utilizing a computer-generated report with information gathered from the Planning & Development Services permit database. The report tracks the number of building permits that have been completed for new installations and modifications for wireless cell sites.