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In Tiburon, utility undergrounding advances after legal battle

There are 3 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Jul 22, 2010, titled In Tiburon, utility undergrounding advances after legal battle. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

After seven years of legal wrangling that ultimately reached the California Supreme Court, it appears that Tiburon's Del Mar neighborhood finally will see its utility wires buried.

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DumbMeters

San Rafael, CA

#1 Jul 22, 2010
MARIN BLOCKS 'SMART' METERS

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Marin Supervisors Join Push for Moratorium

In its Tuesday, July 20, 2010 meeting the Marin Board of Supervisors listens to public comments, then votes unanimously to join a growing number of public bodies asking the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to place a moratorium on PG&E's roll-out of so-called 'smart' meters. Supervisor Brown's original motion was strengthened by Supervisor McGlashan's addition of a phrase urging the CPUC to have a hearing on all the the concerns being raised by the informed and growing public resistance to PG&E's plan. Concerns include adverse health effects, safety, privacy, security and lack of choice about being exposed to dangerous levels of radio-frequency radiation at levels measured to be far above that of cell phones in a meshed network that would blanket neighborhoods with an invisible cloud of 'electro-smog' radiation from millions of interacting meters.

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#2 Jul 22, 2010
DumbMeters wrote:
MARIN BLOCKS 'SMART' METERS
YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =4Vfkgg4e2qIXX
Marin Supervisors Join Push for Moratorium
In its Tuesday, July 20, 2010 meeting the Marin Board of Supervisors listens to public comments, then votes unanimously to join a growing number of public bodies asking the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to place a moratorium on PG&E's roll-out of so-called 'smart' meters. Supervisor Brown's original motion was strengthened by Supervisor McGlashan's addition of a phrase urging the CPUC to have a hearing on all the the concerns being raised by the informed and growing public resistance to PG&E's plan. Concerns include adverse health effects, safety, privacy, security and lack of choice about being exposed to dangerous levels of radio-frequency radiation at levels measured to be far above that of cell phones in a meshed network that would blanket neighborhoods with an invisible cloud of 'electro-smog' radiation from millions of interacting meters.
Good news for a change!

But what reall suprises me is the "lack of choice" bit.
Now really PG&E could'nt give a Bunnies-scut about that, as I've discovered.

Since: Feb 08

Hana, HI

#3 Jul 22, 2010
Under grounding of power line, data and phone is great, but very expensive. It should have been done in 1945 when the tract was built.
That tract was just one of many built after WW2 to house returning GI's from the war. In southern Marin that was the big bang boom for development with other tracts like birdland in Tam Valley, lower Strawberry, Alto, Gohene Gulch, Sycamore and Alto in Mill Valley. Those houses were slapped up on a slab on a slough. With 40 amp electrical services and the whole houses cost around $4000 dollars each. And with a government GI loan they were truly affordable to the poor military workers who were lucky enough to survive the WW2.
Now those single family houses are worth much more, and the tracts have changed dramatically. If the majority of the residents want to underground utilities, they should have the freedom to do so, if they can afford it. But if some of the older residents who bought in originally for $4000 living on fixed incomes now cannot afford it, they should not be forced into it.

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