By Warren Woodward, Sedona Resident
(January 6, 2015)
I have appealed the Arizona Corporation Commission’s decision to charge people who refuse “smart” meters an extortion fee.
From the appeal:
The so-called “Findings of Fact” section of the Decision should be more aptly named “Errors and Omissions of Fact & Findings of Fantasy.”
Amongst other points, this appeal will reveal the vast amount of errors and omissions in the Decision. These errors and omissions render as false the commissioners’ claim to have “fully considered these matters.” This appeal will also expose the legal Fantasy Land that the commissioners must inhabit in order to come to the conclusions they did and falsely claim they are “balancing the public interest.”
In short, the underlying assumptions of the Decision have no basis in law or fact, and so the Decision’s conclusions are false.
My appeal is here: http://images.edocket.azcc.gov/docketpdf/0000159183.pdf
It’s long but only because the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has blown it so badly, so completely.
You won’t want to miss the part (Commissioners cut APS slack and violate state statutes) where commissioner Brenda Burns actually brags about working for APS as a mystery shopper instead of enforcing the state statutes she was elected to uphold. And don’t miss the part where Steven Olea, “director” of the ACC Utilities Division, reveals he has no idea how solar is measured, despite me telling him 2 years ago! Yes, it’s a wacky and crazy crew down at the ACC, and a laugh a minute as goofup after slipup is made and laws don’t mean thing. Feel the beat move you (or maybe just feel beat) as they do the dance craze that’s sweeping the ACC from the hallways to the hearing rooms, the Procedural Sidestep.
Too bad the issue isn’t funny. Happy reading anyway.
I was at the Dec. 12, 2014 Hearing at the ACC building. Not one public speaker had anything nice to say about “Smart” Meters or opt out fee charges. Many public speakers had or knew someone who developed illnesses, sleep issues, etc. from “Smart” Meters. After all was said and done, the Board ALL voted for a $5 monthly fee.
Not one member understood or accepted what the public said and experienced as a result of the APS agenda vs. public welfare and the ACC Boards’ roll to serve the public.