Information & Opinion by Warren Woodward
(February 15, 2014)
Just ten days ago, on February 5, the Town Council of Fairfax, California reasserted their right to protect their community and ban “smart” meters by passing – unanimously – an ordinance that forbids any “smart” meters in the Town for another 3 years.
The ordinance is a beautiful example of what can happen when a Council acts with wisdom and courage, and employs an attorney with brains.
From the ordinance:
1. The Town of Fairfax hereby prohibits the installation of SmartMeters or related equipment. No SmartMeter may be installed in or on any home, apartment, condominium or business in Fairfax, and no equipment related to SmartMeters may be installed in, on, under or above any public street or any public right of way.
2. Violations of this Ordinance may charged as infractions or misdemeanors as set forth in Chapter 1.08.010 of the Town Code or as administrative citations as set forth in Chapter 1.10 of the Town Code, in the discretion of the Town. In addition, violations shall be deemed public nuisances, with the enforcement by injunction or any other remedy authorized by law.
3. The Fairfax Town Manager is hereby authorized to direct all Town Departments, including the Town Attorney, to facilitate compliance with the purpose and intent of this ordinance using the enforcement powers described in the preceding paragraph.
The full Fairfax Ordinance can be read here: 21 – Ord 775 SmartMeter.pdf
Fairfax is an inspiration! Let’s follow their lead!
Sedona can do this! Sedona residents need to contact all of the city councilors to make our will known. Also, please sign our petition https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-smart-meters-in-sedona-arizona.html and plan to attend the special meeting coming this Thursday, February 20 at 2 pm in Council Chambers.
Maybe we need to hire the Town of Fairfax’s legal team since it does not seem that the one we have here in Sedona knows how to stop and ban this intrusive move by APS. Should not be allowed to ever occur…way too much risk involved and once the health damage is done to the residents of Sedona or anywhere it cannot be reversed. Are they also proposing these “Smart” meters for Medical Centers, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, City Complexes and Shopping Centers. The harmful “grid system” should really be wonderful to experience in these places. It is a mindless decision by corporate people that are only looking at the bottom line and have no real medical knowledge…mainly because there has been none to surface that I, or apparently many others, are aware of that does anything but say this is harmful to your health, totally unnecessary and in several reported cases actually cost more money to the consumer since you are now “hooked up” directly to APS so they can change the “rate charge” at will if they feel the profits are not high enough. “Smart Meters do nothing but invade your privacy, possibly create or increase health risks and line the pockets of “Big Corporate” at the little guy’s expense. Time to stand up together and say “NO” to this outrage and save ourselves from future expenses and health risks.