Demand Analog Meter Letter Template


If you have SCL as your electricity provider, please write, call, and/or fax the Seattle City Council and especially your own councilmember and cc: SCL General Manager Larry Weis. If not in Seattle, then cc: your own city council along with the Seattle City Council. Those on the Energy Committee 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

Kshama Sawant*: 206-684-8016
Lorena Gonzalez*: 206-684-8802,
Debora Juarez *: 206-684-8807,

Sally Bagshaw: 206-684-8801,
Tim Burgess: 206-684-8806,
Bruce Harrell: 206-684-8804,
Lisa Herbold: 206-684-8803,
Mike O’Brien: 206-684-8800,
Rob Johnson: 206-684-8808,

Larry Weis: 206-684-3200,

More contacts and suggestions:

Those who have had success also included Maura Brueger, Peter Holmes, and the Seattle City Council (SCC) aides Ted Verdone and Alex Clardy.

Maura Brueger (Council Liaison for City Light), 206-684-3015,
Peter Holmes (the Seattle city attorney),
Ted Virdone (Sawant’s aide),
Alex Clardy (Herbold’s aide),

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)

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10 Questions for Your Utility

10 Questions for Your Utility

Utility companies around the world have been caught lying to their customers about their smart meter programs. The following will allow you to cut to the truth with your local utility and smart meter company.

1) Am I legally required to accept a smart meter?

2) Can I expect my energy bills to go up with a smart meter?

3) In the United States, my 4th Amendment rights prevent unlawful search and seizure in my own home. Do smart meters violate these rights?

4) Is it true that my energy use information will be sold to third-party vendors in order to market products or track my activities in some way?

5) Will the smart meter program help the environment by reducing energy use?

6) Have there been fires where smart meters have been installed?

7) Are there any known health effects related to smart meters?

8) How many pulses of radiation does my smart meter emit per day?

9) Have smart meters been proven to be safe?

10) Are utilities getting financial kickbacks for forcing smart meters on everyone?

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