YouTube Audio w/ Pics of Smart Meter Opt-out Fees CPUC PPH, San Clemente, CA, 12/18/12
The San Clemente Public Participation Hearing (PPH) was a roaring success! A smart meters protest was held on the street before the meeting. An overflow crowd of about 100 attended, which included Stop OC Smart Meters, Center for Electrosmog Prevention (CEP), nuclear and other activists and many other citizens unaffiliated with organizations. Many speakers (about 45) who passionately described serious illnesses and other objections to fees and smart meters - such as privacy concerns, the gathering and selling of personal data (concerning habits in the home and more), smart meter fires, hacking of data and use of smart meter information by thieves, before an impassive Administrative Law Judge Amy Yip- Kikugawa, for the CPUC. Speakers were only given 2 minutes each and the meeting was cut off early without any apparent good reason, to the objections of the audience, after 1 1/2 hours, though it was to have lasted 2 hours. CEP audiotaped it and took some pics, offered in an uncensored pair of YouTubes.
This is raw footage and pics - nothing fancy, but you can listen to the very compelling testimonies from Southern Californians who came together to decry smart meters and fees. I was speaker #7 and spoke as a citizen, and told my story of being made ill. The short time allotted did not allow for all that could have been said.
Virtually all were against smart meters and any opt-out fees, demanding no fees and banning smart meters. They objected to increases in fees. This meeting is one of five similar meetings held in December, throughout California. The last meeting will be held in Santa Rosa on Dec. 20th.
Location where meeting was held:
San Clemente Community Center
Ole Hanson Fireside Room
100 N. Calle Seville
San Clemente, CA 92672
December 18, 2012
6:00 pm - 7:30 PM (ended early by judge)
if you were unable to attend and would like to submit written comments about the
smart meters and opt-out fees (due to be doubled), please contact:
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3298
Or via e-mail to Public.firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (415) 703-2074 or toll-free: 1-866-849-8390
Teletype (TTY): (415) 703-5282 or toll-free TTY: 1-866-836-7825
Opting out has been legally available since April, 2012, in California.
For information on opting out (getting rid of the smart meters on your property) click here or contact your local gas and electric utilities.
CENTER FOR ELECTROSMOG PREVENTION (CEP) IS A FORMAL PARTY TO THE CPUC SMART METER OPT-OUT PROCEEDINGS IN CALIFORNIA. CEP ADVOCATES FOR UTILITY CUSTOMERS, DEMANDING NO SMART METER OPT-OUT FEES, ELIMINATION OF BANKS OF METERS, ANALOG-ONLY OPT-OUTS, AND BANNING OF SMART METERS.