The following is a list of local governments within California who are opposed to the mandatory wireless ‘smart’ meter program. Names of cities and counties are linked to news coverage or official council minutes that substantiate each city or county’s inclusion.
Those local governments in red have passed ordinances that have made ‘smart’ meter installations illegal within their jurisdictions.
Note that these areas may still have smart meters installed, as utilities are widely ignoring and violating local laws. Therefore do not use this list as a guide to finding low RF housing.
Humboldt County (pdf)
City and County of San Francisco
Santa Barbara County
Cities and Towns (45)
Camp Meeker (pdf)
Monte Sereno (pdf)
Morro Bay (pdf)
San Rafael (pdf)
Other Jurisdictions (1)
Total Number Local Governments Opposed: 57
Total CA population represented: 3,831,272
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The law is on our side and its time to give PG&E the facts:
* California cities (480) and counties (58) have the right to protect the health, safety and welfare of their residents, period. PG&E touts this pre-emption line but cities and counties are legal jurisdictions with constitutional rights.
* Every city and county has an approved Franchise Agreement with PG&E. Fairfax’s first franchise agreement with PG&E allowing them to operate in Town was 1938 and it was amended in 1954. Check with your city or county and ask for a copy of their PG&E Franchise Agreement. This is just one of supporting documents that gives your city or county some control over PG&E separate from the California Public Utilities Commission.
* If your city or county has a Telecommunications Ordinance that governs antennas and either wireless or wired transmitters in your community, they have another legal means of authority over PG&E.