Seattle is moving toward more accurate and more efficient utility meters for residences across the city. The new meters “send information electronically to City Light, so we won’t have to dispatch a meter reader to your home,” is how the City of Seattle puts it on its “Advanced Metering” site. The new meters planned for the city also do one more thing — freak people out. Some are concerned about the radio waves. Some are concerned about the privacy implications. Some are concerned that Big Government will grab an even bigger chunk of their paychecks. Many of these fears and concerns apparently will be explored Saturday in a screening at 12th Ave’s Northwest Film Forum — here are the details on Take Back Your Power:
Wake up Seattle! Smart meters are coming in 2014! They have been approved by the City Council and Seattle City Light. Despite the green hype, they are actually highly dangerous NSA-type surveillance devices that are going to be placed in our homes/workplaces/public meeting spaces. It’s time to do something about it before it’s too late!
The showing screens at 1 PM, Saturday.
Meanwhile, the City of Seattle is holding another community forum on the advanced meters next week:
To provide opportunities for the public to learn about Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and share comments/feedback, Seattle City Light will host three community forums. Please refer to the event schedule below for more information.
Downtown Seattle Center – Shaw Room
Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109
*Shaw Room is located on the corner of 1st Ave N and Republican St. (North of Key Arena)
Tuesday, September 10 5 – 7:30 p.m.
The ‘Take Back Your Power’ trailer is after the jump.