March 2011 Meeting – David Moss on Land Use Planning

This month we explore a unique but vital issue affecting the entire broadcast industry–land use.

Just when you thought the FCC and RFI/RFP were the biggest barriers to establishing or upgrading a broadcast station, consider local zoning and building permits. This session will be packed with case studies that resulted in buildouts of single or multiple tower sites – sometimes collocated with other wireless technologies across California. Come see examples of successful projects and hear what made the local permitting either easy, difficult or nearly impossible.

Bring lots of questions and enthusiasm so we can all explore how to beat the odds and get a station on air or upgrades in terms of site/facility development and still keep a portion of your sense of humor.

We meet Wednesday, March 16, at noon at TV Magic, 8112 Engineer Road, in Kearny Mesa, San Diego. Lunch provided by DMA, Inc. SBE members and guests welcome.

About our Speaker

David Moss manages DMA, Inc. a site development consulting firm specializing in zoning and building permits, site acquisition, architecture and engineering, and constraints analyses for the broadcast and telecommunications industries. The firm employs planners, architects, engineers, graphics-simulators, and permitting specialists skilled in all areas of site development for single user broadcast and collocated facilities. DMA is accustomed to working closely with broadcast engineers–either in station or outsourced as consulted brought on by the station. Dr. Moss has 25 years of hands-on experience, is trained in natural sciences, engineering, and business, and manages projects from feasibility analyses to construction. The firm has participated in due diligence, planning and development of hundreds of communications sites in rural and urban areas on public and private lands. It has on-going assignments for single-user and collocated rooftop and tower sites throughout California and has worked in several other western states.