Action Alert – Two Wednesday, March 29 Meetings – Sedona Council & ACC at Clarkdale (+ a video!)

Just a reminder of the important meetings tomorrow, plus I wanted to let everyone know the ACC announced yesterday that it will be holding an APS rate case Public Comment Open Meeting in Flagstaff this Monday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Flagstaff City Council Chambers at 211 West Aspen Avenue.

On 2017-03-26 09:29, wrote:

Action Alert – Two Wednesday, March 29 Meetings – Sedona Council & ACC at Clarkdale (+ a video!)
Information & Perspective by Warren Woodward
Sedona, Arizona ~ March 26, 2017

[If you don’t live anywhere near northern AZ, Yavapai County or Sedona, just skip to the end of this alert and watch the video]

Mark your calendar. This Wednesday, March 29th, there will be two meetings that persons who have refused APS “smart” meters need to attend.

Sedona City Council will be taking public comment on APS’s “smart” meter related proposals at 3 p.m. in the Sedona City Council chambers at 102 Roadrunner Dr., Sedona.

Thanks to everyone’s emails, Sedona Council did not sign the rate case Settlement Agreement. However, the City did “retain the option to submit comment to the Arizona Corporation Commission about the case before the commission’s April 3 deadline for direct testimony to be filed in support of, or opposition to, the settlement.”

So the City is still in need of direction.

I strongly encourage everyone to attend and request that Council represent you in the APS rate case by actively rejecting and testifying against all of APS’s proposals in the Settlement Agreement which include:

  • Commercial and solar account holders no longer able to refuse a “smart” meter.
  • No more analog meters for customers who refuse, only non-transmitting digital meters.
  • A $5 a month charge for meter reading, and a $50 set-up fee for new refusals, even though customers who refuse “smart” meters are already subsidizing the financially unsustainable “smart” meters that they don’t need or want.

The Sedona Council meeting is scheduled to last two hours. If the crowd is huge — and I hope it is — your three minutes to speak may be shortened to two. So take that into consideration when you are preparing your remarks. Be prepared to make last minute edits.

Then later at 6 p.m. this Wednesday in Clarkdale, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) will be holding a Public Comment Open Meeting at the Verde Valley Campus of Yavapai College, Room 137, Building M, 601 Blackhills Drive, Clarkdale.

ACC Commissioners need to know that what APS has proposed is not right or acceptable.

If you have to choose between the two meetings, choose Sedona.

Even if you’ve already sent Council an email, choose Sedona. It’s very important that the City take a firm stance against all the APS proposals in the Settlement Agreement.

Sedona Council filed to intervene in the APS rate case to represent the many Sedonans who have rightfully refused having a bio-toxic surveillance device placed on their home or business. Sedona Council needs to know that if they do not actively oppose all of APS’s proposals then they will not be representing you.

Speaking of surveillance, here’s Jerry Day’s latest hard-hitting video on the subject of “smart” meter surveillance, The Role of Utility Meters in Mass Surveillance.

Somebody forwarded me his first video (now over two million views) back in 2011 when I didn’t know anything about “smart” meters, and as they say, the rest is history. I never thought I’d be doing this six years later.

Because I am an Intervenor in the APS rate case, I can’t speak at the Clarkdale ACC meeting so I won’t be going.

See ya at Sedona.


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