1. Needing insight to vet utility Respondents for smart meter NOL

Needing insight to vet utility Respondents for smart meter NOL

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Asked on June 13, 2020 12:24 am
I'm new in the process but I've been thinking I would get a list of all the elected officials in my county because they all swear an oath of office with hand on bible"... to protect and defend the constitution... " . Then get a list of every elected officials " appointees" like (sheriffs deputies) because they all swear oaths of office also . Do you agree ?
( at June 18, 2020 4:33 am)
Good idea, however, the InPower leadership does not recommend sending deputies or police officers the NoL.
( at June 18, 2020 6:40 am)
I like the concept of describing the NoL as being an educational tool. Within a local government there must be a record of reports and subsequent council resolutions endorsing the recommendation in the report. Try to find the city reports with details, supplier, installer, consultant, grant funding sources, etc. Usually in Council Meeting Agendas. But ultimately it is the Mayor and Council (board of directors) that are responsible. Hiding information within reporting is one reason there are more public private partnerships, like grant funding. And there aren't many local governments that ignore an opportunity for outside financial resources rather than raise local taxes.
( at June 20, 2020 11:12 am)
Thank you Alexandra and Lea. Yes, good idea. Though, since 2 of my utilities are city run, I will be focusing on elected officials and appointees in my city rather than county. With the exclusion of law enforcement.
( at June 22, 2020 7:55 pm)
Thanks for your reply Howser. I agree. Considering the NOL an educational tool, as Lea states, makes it easier to ascertain who should be a recipient by virtue of those needing to be informed. After several hours hunting through city reports, I found nothing. As you say, much can be buried and ultimately it is the mayor’s responsibility. I’m tending toward the mayor at this point. I appreciate your input.
( at June 22, 2020 8:23 pm)
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The initial question was about smart meters which means you want to look at the electrical power source. You could also look for the state agency that oversees the electrical utility. I live in Vancouver Canada and we have an elected minister that is given the position of energy oversight that includes our utility (BC Hydro) that installs the smart meters. I have included both the corporate CEO and the past and present ministers of energy. Some former ministers of energy have left politics but if they are still elected officials that have held that position I include them all.
Our water and gas may play a role but the meters are electrical infrastructure and the data mining is big business while being invasive. I have found three big players that enable BC Hydro to capture smart meter data - Capgemini, Cisco and Onica. And the spiders web is more intricate than imagined by everyday people.

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Answered on June 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Hello Edward. Thanks for your reply. In southern California, we have a large private corporation for our electric utility called Southern California Edison which is a subsidiary of Edison International. I’m in the process of researching these companies. Yes, I do believe we have a state utilities commission, which would also be a good candidate for a respondent. The data mining portion is another good avenue to explore. These are all very good leads. I believe, at this point, the choice of only 4, will prove the most challenging. Thanks for your insights.
( at June 22, 2020 8:43 pm)
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Hello Cathy,
The NoL is not just a Notice, it is an educational tool. If a man or woman in your community has a position of oversight in something as fundamental to life as water, they need to know how their decisions impact all men, women, and children for which they have a duty of care. If they do not know what they are doing, they need to learn....
Anyone in a position of leadership is culpable.
In a small community, where officials may be your neighbors, you must do them a favor by holding them accountable. They and their families are in as much danger as everyone else. Cal talks about this in one of the Denmark Meeting video recordings (I'm sorry, I do not know exactly which one but I believe it is the 3rd one). In Denmark most of the communities are very small and neighbors hold all of the positions of operation in their little communities.
And in your situation, those higher up on the food chain are also to be put on Notice.
The only Respondents who may be able to avoid the end result of the NoL would be assistants to Respondents who have sent letters to you on behalf of their bosses because they need to keep their job. These would be joinders...
And perhaps those Respondents who jump ship and support Claimants and the InPower causes. 
Ultimately, it is up to you. You know best who is doing what in your community. This is not a time to be shy. What we are doing is for the good of all.

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Answered on June 16, 2020 6:45 am
Thank you Lea. Needing to educate our neighbors and community leaders for their protection as well, is an excellent point. It puts the use of the NOL in another light that deepens the importance of this process in my mind. I’m currently reviewing the Denmark meetings at your suggestion. They are very helpful. This topic is covered in Denmark meeting #2.
( at June 22, 2020 7:51 pm)