Smart Meter Moratorium & Opt Out – List of Communities so far

Cities requesting Smart Meter Moratorium and / or Opt Out

CURRENT Tally : 59

A growing number of responsive and proactive B.C. Municipal and City Councils are passing motions for moratoriums on mandatory installation of B.C. Hydro’s wireless “Smart” Meters :

“According to Bill 23-2008 of the British Columbia Public Health Act, section 83

(1), a municipality must take action when it learns of something that could be

harmful to its residents. It must notify the Minister of Health or take immediate

action. At its June 27 Council meeting, the City of Colwood, B.C. passed a motion

to write to the Minister of Health and, due to the potential for wireless smart

meters to cause harm or to compromise security, request a moratorium on

mandatory installations of wireless meters. The Council also requested that

concerned residents be offered safer alternatives at no cost to them.”

As of June 2012, 50 California Communities and 10 Counties have demanded a moratorium

Seven have Criminalized smart meter installations. In December 2011, California electricity providers offered to let customers “Opt Out” and keep their Analog Meter. Read Article
City Halls that Passed the motion to call a Moratorium on mandatory installation of BC Hydro’s smart meters and / or have requested an Opt Out option :

ALERT BAY
BURNABY – March 19, 2012
CENTRAL SAANICH
COLWOOD
CHAWATHIL First Nation – March 2012
CLEARWATER – June 19, 2012
DISTRICT of CENTRAL KOOTENAY (RDCK) ( FortisBC ) – January 20, 2012 – Read Article
DISTRICT of KOOTENAY BOUNDARY (RDKB) ( FortisBC ) – February 27, 2012 – Read Article
DISTRICT OF THE HIGHLANDS
DUNCAN
ENDERBY ( Opt Out Request ) – May 8. 2012 – Read Article
FERNIE – June 2012
GOLD RIVER – April 3, 2012 / March 23, 2012 – Read Document
GOLDEN – September 2012
GRANISLE – June 2012 – Documentation
HAGWILGET VILLAGE First Nation – April 2012
HORNBY ISLAND – May 24, 2012
INVERMERE
ISLANDS TRUST COUNCIL (Gulf Island and Bowen Island) – June 2011 – Read Document
LADYSMITH
LAKE COWICHAN
LAKE COUNTRY ( Winfield / Kelowna ) – February 21, 2012
LANGLEY TOWNSHIP
MAPLE RIDGE – (Moratorium declined, Opt Out Request Submitted) FEB 14, 2012 – Read Article
METCHOSIN
MONTROSE – May 24, 2012
NANAIMO
NEW DENVER
NORTH COWICHAN
NORTH SAANICH – August 31, 2011 – Read Article
NORTH VANCOUVER – November 28, 2011
OKANAGAN – SIMILKAMEEN Regional District – October 2012
OLIVER – Jan 10th 2012 – Read Article
OSOOYOOS – July 10, 2012 – Read Article
PARKSVILLE – September 6 2011
PENTICTON – May 2012 – Read Article
PORT MOODY – June 26, 2012 – Opt Out
POWELL RIVER
QUALICUM BEACH
QUATSINO First Nation – June 2012
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NANAIMO
RICHMOND – November 7, 2011 – Details – Details
SAANICH – October 24, 2011
SALMON ARM – (Opt Out with possibility of Moratorium)
SECHELT
SICAMOUS – March 2012
SIDNEY
SILVERTON – Sept 27, 2011 – Read Letter
SLOCAN
SOOKE – April 23, 2012
SQUAMISH – May 2012
SUNSHINE COAST Regional District – January 5th, 2012
SURREY (Opt Out Request Submitted) – January 23 2012 – Report
TOFINO
UCLUELET – May 8, 2012
VANCOUVER – May 2, 2012 – Report
VERNON – May 14, 2012 – Report
VICTORIA
WHITE ROCK – October 24, 2011
City Halls that received a request for a Moratorium:

Esquimalt

Lumby

Oak Bay

Peachland – Municipal Presentation, April 10

Sidney

Spallumcheen

West Vancouver

Mission

Windfield
MATERIALS TO PRESENT TO YOUR CITY HALL, go to link below…

1 – City Council Smart Meter Moratorium Request

2 – California Council on Science and Technology : “Health Impacts of Radiofrequency from Smart Meters”

3 – Dr. Havas Comments on the CCST

4 – Daniel Hirsch Comments on the CCST

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