Green councillor Adriane Carr’s motion calls for citywide smart meter “opt out options”
Adriane Carr is set to make the case officially that city council should instruct B.C. Hydro to give Vancouverites “opt-out options” regarding wireless smart meters.
The city’s only Green councillor will speak to her motion at the May 1 council meeting.
Carr told the Straight on April 12 about her plan to address the issue of smart meters, more than 1.9 million of which are slated for installation by year’s end. Installation is currently mandatory.
Carr’s motion reads as follows:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
A. THAT the City of Vancouver request that BC Hydro offer opt out options to Vancouver residents, whether or not a smart meter has already been installed in their home, at no extra costs to the consumers, which options would include analogue meter or smart meter and smart grid technologies which do not emit radio frequency emissions such as used in Italy and other European countries.
B. THAT the City of Vancouver request that BC Hydro provide the City with all locations of wireless smart meter “collector units” and “hubs”, information regarding maximum number of smart meters in “smart meter banks”, and data on radio-frequency emissions exposure (including all Message Types and all Transmission Frequencies per 24 hour period of radio frequency emissions), from smart meters, “collector units”, “hubs”, and multiple smart meter locations.
C. THAT the City of Vancouver report the concerns and health impacts raised by Vancouver residents regarding the wireless smart meters and wireless smart grid being installed by BC Hydro, as well as information from BC Hydro regarding the wireless smart meter “collector units”, “hubs” and multiple smart meter locations, to BC’s Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Medical Officer of Vancouver Coastal Health.