Colleen Walls of Mason County, WA is leading the fight against Advanced Metering Infrastructure (smart meter deployment). She has done an excellent job of research on the serious downside of smart meters, and is working hard to inform a growing group of concerned residents in that area.
If you have Seattle City Light (SCL) as your electricity provider, please write, call, and/or fax the Seattle City Council (SCC) and especially your own councilmember and cc: SCL Interim General Manager James Baggs. If not in Seattle, then cc: your own city council along with the SCC. Those on the committee that oversees SCL are denoted by an * after their name. Tell them you want an analog meter option (suggested letter template below). Please consider both emails and phone calls if you have time.
Fax: 206-684-8587, ATTN: Seattle City Council Members
Teresa Mosqueda*(Chair): 206-684-8806, Teresa.Mosqueda@seattle.gov
Debora Juarez *(Vice-chair): 206-684-8807, Debora.Juarez@seattle.gov
Sally Bagshaw*: 206-684-8801, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Herbold *(alternate): 206-684-8803, Lisa.Herbold@seattle.gov
Kshama Sawant: 206-684-8016 email@example.com
Bruce Harrell: 206-684-8804, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike O’Brien: 206-684-8800, email@example.com
Rob Johnson: 206-684-8808, Rob.Johnson@seattle.gov
Seattle City Light Interim CEO: 206-684-3260, James.Baggs@seattle.gov
More contacts and suggestions:
Those who have had success also included Maura Brueger, Peter Holmes, and the SCC aide Alex Clardy:
1.Maura Brueger (Council Liaison for City Light), 206-684-3015, Maura.Brueger@seattle.gov
2. Peter Holmes (the Seattle city attorney), firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Alex Clardy (Herbold’s aide), email@example.com
For people who are NOT able to opt out we strongly suggest to begin keeping a diary or dated notes regarding any unusual electrical activity (this could include surges that damage appliances) in your house or anything else that may be related to the install of the new meter, as well as communications with SCL or City Council regarding meters.
Note health changes, bill changes (be sure to compare apples to apples), environmental (trees, shrubbery wilting, birds abandoning nests, bee hive collapse), pet issues (behavior, health)
I have been extremely frustrated recently by the ignorance and denial of Seattle City Light professionals insisting that AMI meters are SAFE. How closed minded and indoctrinated into the status quo do otherwise intelligent and competent people need to be to accept and promote the harm that electromagnetic radiation has on the human body? There is no proof that it causes harm replaces we have proven that it is safe. They claim that it is safer than a cell phone, when clearly brain tumors have been directly linked to cell phone use. There is no reasoning with ignorant people. The following article spells it out. – Sonia Hoglander – precautionary principle advocate.