Smart Meter Forum Nov 10 2011

Read our Burbank Action write-up about the Forum, that was held Nov. 10, 2011, in Glendale, CA:

Below is the original promotional page for the public to access if they wanted to attend our event.

Save the Date! Mark Your Calendar Today!

Attend the Southern California Smart Meter Public Forum

Thursday, November 10 @ 7:00 p.m. in Glendale, CA

Join us at the Southern California Smart Meter Public Forum. This non-partisan event, free to the public, is being organized so Southern California residents can learn about the problems of smart meters being experienced by residents, and what we can do to protect ourselves and families.  Audience members can also ask questions of the keynote experts who will share their knowledge about smart meters.  Emcee and moderator for the event is Ron Kaye, retired editor of the Los Angeles Daily News and Sunday columnist for the Burbank Leader, Glendale News Press, and other Foothill community newspapers of the Los Angeles Times.

Our featured Guest Speakers include:

  • Cindy Sage, international EMF health expert, co-author of the Bio-Initiative Report, who has done RF field studies on smart meters finding they can exceed the FCC public safety standard (see .
  • Mindy Spatt, Communications Director of The Utility Reform Network, which is a consumer and utility watchdog group for Californians; TURN is opposed to costs and many problems associated with smart meters (see
  • Orlean Koehle, author of “Just Say No to Big Brother’s Smart Meters,” who has spoken at ational conferences on smart  meters and how they threaten our privacy and property rights; she is also the State President for the California Eagle Forum (see
  • For short bios on our guest speakers, click here.

Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles and Orange County residents have organized this event so that residents throughout Southern California can  listen, learn and ask questions about the dangers of smart meters to our families.  This includes info on how Smart Meter affect our health, privacy, security, public safety, pocketbooks and real estate values — and what you can do about it!  So bring friends and family, and tell others to come, too.

Address: Moose Lodge, 357 West Arden Avenue, Glendale CA 91203.  Forum will be in the ballroom, located on the ground/first floor.

Parking: Please use the Lodge parking lot, and its larger parking lot across the street.  You can also park on the street (Arden).

Map: For map and directions, click here.

Accommodations nearby: There is  Hilton Hotel near the venue, and if you would like to stay overnight (or  more nights), the Hilton is offering our event goers a special discounted rate of $139 (before taxes and fees) for a room with a King bed or 2 Double Beds. To get this special rate and reserve your room, call the Glendale Hilton Hotel at 1-818-551-4086 and speak to Glenda, and ask for the “Public Forum” group rate.

Food and Beverage:  There will be a local taco vendor set up just outside the event location if you would like to get something delicious and fast to eat before or during the event.  You can take food into the Moose Lodge, but you cannot bring in liquids (drinks) — however, the Moose Lodge management will be selling $1 water and soda bottles inside the event location.

Restaurant dining nearby: There are also some restaurants nearby if you prefer restaurant dining before the event , including Shakers at 801 N. Central Ave., in Glendale 9120. It’s Wi-Fi free, however, Glendale is a smart-meter community and has an active smart meter mesh network.

For smart-meter free community dining, check out neighboring Pasadena (but not South Pasadena which has SCE smart meters), North Hollywood and the neighborhoods of Los Angeles just south of Glendale.

In fact, Mimi’s Cafe at 2925 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90039 is Wi-Fi free. It’s located in LADWP territory, which is still pretty much free of the wireless smart  meter mesh network until the utility decides on when and how it’s going to deploy.   Go here for directions:   The restaurant is located about 2.6 miles south of our event.

Share the Flyer.  Please print out our flyer and share with neighbors, colleagues, friends and family throughout Southern California — tell them to meet you at the forum: Flyer for Nov 10th Smart Meter Forum

Contributions, Donations and Support: The Smart Meter Public Forum is made possible thanks to Major Contributors like the EMF Safety Network (, Stop OC Smart Meters (, Burbank Action (, and Glendale Action (  Other Contributors include residents throughout California who are concerned about smart  meters.  In addition, Supporters throughout California include The Center for Electrosmog Prevention (, The People’s Initiative (, Stop Smart Meters (, and Consumers Power Alliance (e-mail at:  Special thanks also goes to the Ecological Options Network ( for being our non-profit fiscal sponsor.

If you would I would like to become a Contributor to this event, or just want updates, please fill out the fields below, and we’ll respond.

More Info: We’ll be updating this page with more details, so please bookmark this page and check back regularly.  If you require more info, please e-mail us at, or post your question as a Comment below.

9 Responses to “Smart Meter Forum Nov 10 2011”

  1. John November 9, 2011 at 2:31 am #

    IMPORTANT: This meeting is important because Glendale is bringing in “experts” to push Smart Meters on people November 17th at the Glendale Community College Student Center. Their experts include:

    • Dr. Rajit Gadh, Professor, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA, director of the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center and director for the UCLA Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium
    • Marzia Zafar, Business and Community Outreach supervisor for the California Public Utilities Commission
    • Lauren Navarro, attorney with the Environmental Defense Council
    • Glenn Steiger, Glendale Water & Power general manager
    • Jim Schoedler, technology consultant on radio frequency and broadcast for companies seeking FCC licenses and radio frequency analysis,0,161684.story

  2. Tad Modero May 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Thx for information.


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