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2/11/11 - Form Letter to California Public Utilities Commission

 

Press Release:

Date: February 11, 2011

Contact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tobie Cecil 915-7704
Nina Beety 655-9902

Marina Property Manager protects 70 families at apartment complex
from Smart Meter deployment by installing cages around gas and electric
meters. PG&E says, remove cages or we’ll call the fire department and
have you fined! Marina Fire Department Chief says the cages are fine.

Marina resident and property manager Tobie Cecil has installed cages around the 142
electric and gas meters in the 70-unit apartment complex he manages on the Monterey
Bay. But that’s not okay with PG&E as they attempt to deploy Smart Meters to every
resident in the town of Marina. Yesterday a PG&E rep called Cecil and told him to
remove the cages immediately or PG&E would call the Marina Fire Department to have
fines issued.

Tobie Cecil: “We put up the meter cages and signs to announce to PG&E and
the Wellington Energy installers that we and the 70 families at Marina Meadows
Apartments do not want Smart Meters here because they pose health, financial, safety
and privacy problems.”

Cecil subsequently spoke with Marina Fire Chief Harold Kelly who inspected the cages
and said, “As long as the meters are accessible, they’re fine.”

Cecil said that he and his wife have gathered over 100 signatures from residents
and neighbors who oppose the deployment of Smart Meters in their small coastal
community.

There is no “opt-out” of the Smart Meter program, and a growing number of
Californians are alarmed over the documented problems with these meters.

After Tobie Cecil and his wife Ellen looked into the extensive problems and issues
with Smart Meters, they decided to protect the families and owner of their apartment
complex, becoming consumer advocates and activists in the process.

“We feel coerced into accepting something we don’t want – Smart Meters,” said Mrs.
Cecil. Health problems, fire safety, financial burdens from increased bills, hacking,
privacy invasion and the very important freedom to choose and refuse option not
available to PG&E customers, are just some of the issues experienced by consumers
elsewhere that sounded like a ten-alarm fire warning to the Cecils.

“The CPUC refuses to investigate the serious problems with Smart Meters,” said Nina
Beety, local health advocate and Monterey resident. “People are becoming ill from
these wireless meters, bills often go up, there are interference problems, hacking issues,
meter readers are losing their jobs, and more. Smart Meters are creating many troubling
problems.”

“The state legislature needs to take decisive action now, halt this program statewide,
deactivate existing Smart Meters, and convene public investigatory hearings into these
substantial problems,” said Beety.

Three counties (Santa Cruz, Marin, and Mendocino) and four cities – Fairfax,
Watsonville, Rio Dell, and Capitola -- have ordinances halting Smart Meter deployment.
Several local communities are considering taking action against Smart Meters, including
Seaside and Monterey.

 

 

 

 

Press Release:                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date: February 11, 2011

 

Contact            Tobie Cecil 915-7704 

                        Nina Beety 655-9902

 

Marina Property Manager protects 70 families at apartment complex from Smart Meter deployment by installing cages around gas and electric meters.  PG&E says, remove cages or we’ll call the fire department and have you fined!  Marina Fire Department Chief says the cages are fine. 

 

Marina resident and property manager Tobie Cecil has installed cages around the 142 electric and gas meters in the 70-unit apartment complex he manages on the Monterey Bay.  But that’s not okay with PG&E as they attempt to deploy Smart Meters to every resident in the town of Marina. Yesterday a PG&E rep called Cecil and told him to remove the cages immediately or PG&E would call the Marina Fire Department to have fines issued.

 

Tobie Cecil:  “We put up the meter cages and signs to announce to PG&E and the Wellington Energy installers that we and the 70 families at Marina Meadows Apartments do not want Smart Meters here because they pose health, financial, safety and privacy problems.”

 

Cecil subsequently spoke with Marina Fire Chief Harold Kelly who inspected the cages and said, “As long as the meters are accessible, they’re fine.” 

 

Cecil said that he and his wife have gathered over 100 signatures from residents and neighbors who oppose the deployment of Smart Meters in their small coastal community. 

 

There is no “opt-out” of the Smart Meter program, and a growing number of Californians are alarmed over the documented problems with these meters.

 

After Tobie Cecil and his wife Ellen looked into the extensive problems and issues with Smart Meters, they decided to protect the families and owner of their apartment complex, becoming consumer advocates and activists in the process. 

 

“We feel coerced into accepting something we don’t want – Smart Meters,” said Mrs. Cecil.  Health problems, fire safety, financial burdens from increased bills, hacking, privacy invasion and the very important freedom to choose and refuse option not available to PG&E customers, are just some of the issues experienced by consumers elsewhere that sounded like a ten-alarm fire warning to the Cecils.

 

“The CPUC refuses to investigate the serious problems with Smart Meters,” said Nina Beety, local health advocate and Monterey resident. “People are becoming ill from these wireless meters, bills often go up, there are interference problems, hacking issues, meter readers are losing their jobs, and more. Smart Meters are creating many troubling problems.”

 

 “The state legislature needs to take decisive action now, halt this program statewide, deactivate existing Smart Meters, and convene public investigatory hearings into these substantial problems,” said Beety.

 

Three counties (Santa Cruz, Marin, and Mendocino) and four cities – Fairfax, Watsonville, Rio Dell, and Capitola -- have ordinances halting Smart Meter deployment. Several local communities are considering taking action against Smart Meters, including Seaside and Monterey.