Can the City regulate small cells based on health?

The FCC regulations expressly prohibit local governments from regulating small cells “on the basis of the environmental effects of radiofrequency emissions”.  See 47 USC 332(c)(7)(B)(iv).  Additional resources: 

The City of Aspen’s Land Use Code requires the wireless carriers to comply with all federal regulations regarding radiofrequency emissions. 

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1. Can the City of Aspen prevent small cell facilities from being placed in the right of way?
2. What do small cell facilities do?
3. Why are small cell facilities needed?
4. What do small cell facilities look like?
5. Why can't small cell facilities be placed on existing lamp post, traffic signals, etc.?
6. Are there public health impacts?
7. Will my cell service be better once small cell facilities are installed?
8. Is small cell infrastructure regulated?
9. What are the pertinent new FCC rules regarding small cell infrastructure?
10. What control does Aspen have over small cell infrastructure?
11. What departments in the City of Aspen are working on small cell infrastructure?
12. What are the benefits of small cell?
13. Can the City regulate small cells based on health?
14. Has the City received any applications for small cell installation yet?