Calendar

Here are some upcoming public hearings and opportunities for you to speak up against wireless issues, or special events that you should mark on your calendar and attend.  Bring family and friends, too, and spread the word.

Upcoming

If you have an upcoming wireless-related event that you would like us to post here, please post a Comment below.  Include details about the event info, date, time, location, contact person and e-mail and/or website link.

Burbank Government

Burbank City Council tends to meet every Tuesday evening at City Hall, 275 East Olive Avenue, Burbank, 2nd Floor Council Chambers, CA 91502.  However, sometimes certain meetings are held earlier in the day, or are closed and not open to the public.  Before going, check the exact time, Agenda, and status of Burbank City Council  Meetings at:  http://www.ci.burbank.ca.us/index.aspx?page=633.  In addition, the City has a helpful “Agenda Forecast” page giving you an idea of when an item will be scheduled in the near future: http://www.ci.burbank.ca.us/index.aspx?page=764

Planning Board members tend to meet every Monday evening in City Hall Council Chambers.  Before going, check the exact time, Agenda, and status of Burbank City Council  Meetings at:  http://www.ci.burbank.ca.us/index.aspx?page=633.  The City also has an “Agenda Forecast” page to give you an idea of when certain items will be brought before the Planning Board in the near future; click the link found on this page: http://www.ci.burbank.ca.us/redirect.aspx?url=http%3a%2f%2ffile.burbankca.gov%2fplanning%2fagendas%2fpb_agenda.pdf

Recommendations: At open City Council and Planning Board meetings, you should come early to sign a yellow Public Comment card and give it to the City Clerk sitting at the left front side of the Council Chambers if you wish to be called forward to make a Public Comment about smart meters.   If you have any documents you would like our city officials to review prior to the meeting, submit them to the City Clerk’s office the Thursday or Friday before the meeting date, or submit them in person at the meeting (but if you do the latter, your city officials cannot review your material in advance).   If you want to discuss an issue that you believe should be scheduled for a formal public hearing for an issue (it would then become an Item in the Agenda), you should speak or write to, or meet with, the City Manager, Mayor and/or City Council members to request this.

Board members of Burbank Water & Power have public meetings on the first Thursday of each month, at the BWP Board Room on the third floor of the BWP Administration Building, 164 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91502.  For the exact time, please check the City of Burbank’s website listing Dates, Agendas and video.  You can also watch video of past BWP Board Meetings at the Burbank TV website: http://burbank.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=26

Glendale Government

Glendale’s City Council and Planning Board Printed Agendas and Minutes can be found here: http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/agenda.asp

For a live stream of a City Council meeting in progress, go here: http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/stream.asp

For archived 2012 City Council Videos go here: http://glendale.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=12&year=2012.   For archived 2011 City Council Videos go here: http://glendale.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=12&year=2011.  When the Agenda and video box appear on screen,  move your cursor to the video box on the left, and then click the Agenda Item that you want to advance to, so you don’t have to watch the entire meeting.

For a list of City Officials and their contact info, go here: http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/contact_city_officials.asp

California Public Utilities Commission

Thursday, April 19, 2012, CPUC Meeting: CPUC to issue its Decision on SCE and SDGE& Smart Meter Opt Out programs.

Look at Item #16 for SCE, and Item #17 for SDG&E opt out programs.

April 19, 2012, Agenda here: http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PUBLISHED/AGENDA/163642.htm

Video of meeting can be viewed here: http://www.californiaadmin.com/cpuc.shtml

All meetings are on Thursdays at 9am, 500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102, except for the February 1, 2012 meeting which is WEDNESDAY.  Meeting dates for 2012 are:

01/12/12

02/01/12, 02/16/12

03/08/12, 03/22/12

04/19/12

05/10/12, 05/24/12

06/07/12, 06/21/12

07/12/12

08/02/12, 08/23/12

09/13/12, 09/27/12

10/11/12, 10/25/12

11/08/12, 11/29/12

12/20/12

Agendas and other meeting info can be found here: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/aboutus/commmtgs.htm

Video of meeting can be viewed here: http://www.californiaadmin.com/cpuc.shtml

Meeting dates and locations for prior year (2011): http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/aboutus/2011MeetingDates.htm

Recommendations:  Show up early to sign-in for Comment.  Prepare a 1-minute statement. Bring a few or better yet a hundred friends.

Stop Smart Meters

Also check the Calendar on the http://www.StopSmartMeters.com website for upcoming public rallies, meetings, and events: http://stopsmartmeters.org/calendar/

So Cal Smart Meter Forum – Nov 10, 2011

You can access our archived Smart Meter Forum promotional page by clicking here.

8 Responses to “Calendar”

  1. Maureen October 2, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    We are mobilizing in Orange County. See http://www.StopOCSmartMeters.com

    Tues., October 4th – Tustin City Council – asking to be put on the agenda for he following meeting.

    • burbankaction October 5, 2011 at 11:01 am #

      Great work, Maureen. Please keep us updated on your developments.

  2. melissalevine October 23, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    Thank you for this wonderful web site, Burbank Action.

    Two Items to Share from the Irvine/Orange County Area

    1. New Yahoo Group
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StopSmartMetersOC/

    2. Irvine City Council Meeting, This Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
    Public Comments will be heard at 6:30 PM, 3 minutes each
    City Council Chamber, One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA

    Residents who are opposed to the blitzkrieg Smart Meter Installation which is sweeping Irvine and the rest of Orange County
    are invited to speak up and help raise public awareness about this issue. Whether you choose to speak or not,
    please help pack the City Council member chambers–to show our City Council that we want environmental impact report,
    more safety measures, and the City Council to support an Opt Out for Smart Meters.

    Melissa Levine, Irvine

    • burbankaction October 23, 2011 at 10:48 am #

      Thanks, Melissa, glad our site can be of service. You and other Orange County residents are doing a great job helping residents in your and other areas. All of us on the local level and combined make a difference.

      In response to your request, I’ve posted your event on our Calendar page, and added Stop OC Smart Meters to our Links in the left. Please continue to keep us updated on your developments, as well as public notices for events and happenings in your area.

      Also, if you have not already, please post info about the Oct. 25th event and any other events on the Stop Smart Meters facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-Smart-Meters-Now/146643745375104?ref=ts&sk=wall

      Ms. Kiku Iwata, administrator, Burbank ACTION website and blog

  3. melissalevine October 28, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    Thank you, Kiku. I posted on the Facebook page and also will pass on that link. Facebook is another good resource.
    Regarding Irvine, I don’t think the awareness is very high about the Smart Meters, and some of us are doing our best to educate. Considering we have only known about this for a very short time–I consider it a success to have had 11 speakers at the City Council meeting.

    The medical writer, Blake Levittt talks about how this topic has a steep learning curve. The radiation is also invisible, and the wireless industry besides bombarding us with radiation also likes to put out low quality studies claiming there are no health effects–which creates enough confusion that people (who do not have the time or interest then do not take protective measures.
    The more I research, the more concerned I become, especially for children. They are the most vulnerable. Their cells reproduce more rapidly and the radiation (using example of cell phone) penetrates deeper into their brains. Cell phones, Smart Meters on their bedroom or living space walls where they sleep and play. Wi Fi in their schools. The low level radiation, like X -rays, is also cumulative.

  4. burbankaction October 28, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Melissa, I think it’s great that you and other residents spoke up at City Council. You can go back each week and give the City Council more information and research, science, etc., to help educate them, and post those on the Stop OC Smart Meters website, too — you can tell viewers watching the City Council meeting to go to the website to download and read them. I’ve been told a lot of residents watch those City Council meetings, so it’s one of the best forms of broadcast television exposure you can get in your area — to get your message out, inform/educate the viewers/residents and Council members, and build more support for your organization and goals.

    I agree that the more research you do on this topic, the scarier the findings become. The dots that the scientists connect must be so alarming when they make their discoveries and findings. This reminds me and others, and I’m sure you, about asbestos and tobacco. Electrosmog should be referred to as electrosmoke, and we should not have second-hand electrosmog laws to protect our health and bodies.

    Please keep up the great work!

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