On 9/15/2016, the California Appellate Court fully upheld the municipal right to regulate cell towers based on aesthetics. This is an extremely important and historic decision. For years, the wireless industry has attempted to chip away at Sprint vs. Palos Verdes Estates (9th Circuit, 2009) that first established this right for California cities. This decision was huge loss for the industry, as they attempted to overturn San Francisco’s comprehensive wireless facility ordinance and municipal regulatory control in general. The decision was a complete wipeout for the wireless industry, they lost on all counts.