The Lawson family attended yesterday’s Los Angeles City Council meeting to describe their challenges with LADWP, and the utility’s failure to address the family’s urgent health issues that came about after a “smart” meter was installed on their home. In tears, the family talked about what happened to them after the new meter was installed, and the difficulties that living seven weeks without electricity has caused them.
The LA City Council seemed to be shocked (maybe uncomfortable is a better word) and instructed LADWP to give the family an analog meter. Late today we received word that the utility had re-installed what appears to be an analog meter on the Lawson’s home. However, as we ahve seen before, appearances can be deceiving. Whether this meter is a true analog, or a “trojan horse” analog with wireless-ready components remains to be seen.
Sometimes the utilities just can’t seem to take no for an answer. Stay tuned….