|HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY
SBTP Dolly Madison Quote du Jour, ” The Constitution was signed
September 17, 1787, by 39 brave men who changed the world.”
1. thank you – 911 Tribute – Beautiful
2. victory – City of Solvang votes against Smart Meters
In a unanimous vote on 9/12, City of Solvang decided to send a letter to CPUC asking for Smart Meter Opt-Outs for their citizens. The winning team of SBTP members and supporters was co-chaired by Eileen Anthony and Esther Andrews.
3. progress – CPUC 9/14 Opt-Out Workshop
Based on workshop testimony, Judge Amy Yip-Kikugawa will be submitting a report that will include a model Opt-Out Plan; she promised it will be available soon. Good News: As a result of our Application to make SCE file an Opt-out Plan, they were essentially pressured into establishing a Delay Installation Program (aka Do Not Install). We worked hard for this. All customers who desire to Opt-Out should sign on to this list
4. action – Call SCE to get on Opt-Out List
Please Note: SCE told the Judge that we, their customers, are happy about Smart Meters, and they have had few complaints. What’s the entire County of Santa Barbara? Chopped liver?
Tell SCE what you want. Call 800-810-2369, the “Gateway.” Encourage your friends and family to call, too. If SCE employees are not aware of this program, here is a video of Director of the program, Kenneth Devore, at the Workshop. Please report any abuse or problems to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. lobby – Call Guv Brown (and the CPUC Commissioners)
Depending on the amount of time you have, please call, fax or write to Governor Brown http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php. Ask for his help stopping the wasteful smart meter program. Let him know you want a free, retroactive Opt-Out Plan and to keep your analog meter, due to cost, health, privacy, consumer rights and national security concerns. Please be polite. More time? Call or write to CPUC Commissioners http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/aboutus/commissioners/
6. say what? – Lompoc Woman replaces SM with analog
To extend the life of her husband, an 89 year old WWII veteran, Susan B replaced the SM PG&E forced on her with an analog. PG&E has threatened to turn off her power for a week. So far,, it hasn’t happened. Could it be that there are real estate rights and no mandate?
7. save the date – Fri, 10/14 – Congressional Challengers Forum – 5:30 PM
Two of the candidates planning to run against Congresswoman Capps, Chris Mitchum and Tom Watson, have notified us that they wish to participate in the forum. (All challengers are welcome, but must apply to SBTP for entry.) Fess Parker’s Resort. 10/14 @ Happy Hour.. Limited seating. Reserve early to 967.7520 or email@example.com
8. debate – Thurs, 9/22 – GOP Presidential Debate – 6 PST on Fox
9. attend – Viet Nam memorial wall – Thus, 9/28 to Sun, 10/01