December 17, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Flooded with complaints from ratepayers, the California Public Utilities Commission will hold a public meeting tomorrow night at 6 p.m. in San Clemente on whether to allow SDG&E to impose a hefty fee hike for customers who want to opt out of having smart meters on their homes.
Susan Brinchman of La Mesa, director and founder of the Center for Electrosmog Prevention, has led efforts to stop the fee hikes. “Come join us to protest and speak out about smart meter opt-out fees in front of the CPUC judge making decisions on fees and whether to DOUBLE the opt-out fees,” she wrote in an e-mail to ECM. “We need speakers.”
Brinchman offered the following talking points: http://www.stopocsmartmeters.com/news-events/
Carpooling may be available, she added. Contact Susan Brinchman, 619-463-0249, or reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDG&E has insisted that smart meters do not pose health risks, though Brinchman and others have reported problems ranging from headaches to ringing of the years that they believe are related to smart meters installed at their homes. Brinchman's doctor agrees that her symptoms were likely related to the smart meter installed without her permission--symptoms that largely improved when the meter was removed.
The meeting will be held in the San Clemente Community Center, Ole Hanson Fireside Room, 100 N. Calle Seville.