Below is an email I sent to my AZ contacts and below that is a response to me from

AZ Corporations Commissioner Burns.  The link to the video is about thirty minutes and

filled with a lot of technical data, but it is presented well - I got it and I am baffled

by anything scientific.  Please take the time to watch it and pass it on.  And please

voice your protests and urge others to do so as well. 


For liberty...


Mary Seales

Scottsdale, AZ



I am revisiting this important issue with some updates. 

this is a 30 minute  video called "The Dark Side Of Smart Meters" by a man who knows
a lot about them.  If you don't have the time or inclination to listen to this - I'll net
it out for you - these meters are very hazardous to our health, very intrusive to
our privacy and liable to raise your energy costs by a lot.
Some of you are already aware of what is going on and are involved in this. For you
I apologize for the redundancy. (My emails for distribution are in block form and
it is too time-consuming to weed out)  For those of you who are not, please educate yourself
on what smart meters are and register your complaints, preferably multiple times to different
people and organizations.  It is only through "strength in numbers" that we can effect change.
These meters are being installed right now all over the state. 
Below is Commissioner Burns' email to me.  Quite apparently  a lot of folks have
complained and they are taking some kind of action.  Burns appears to be level-headed and
has done something.  She is a conservative (R) - sidebar:  when you vote please take the
time to pay attention to all the elected offices that need to be filled, such as Commissioner,
Judgeships,  SRP Board, etc.   Don't just guess or not vote.
Please send this information around to as many people as possible.  I will be doing the
same.    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or thoughts on this.
Following is a list of contact names and numbers.  contains contact information for all AZ legislators - you
can locate the ones for your district in the House and Senate.  I faxed Brewer.  Have not heard back, but some others I
know have gotten responses. 
Arizona Corporations Commissioner Burns - see email below.  She appears to be
responsive and doing something.
SRP Board of Directors
1521 N. Project Drive; Tempe, AZ 85281  phone 602-236-5900 fax: 602-236-2170
Mark Lewis  is an SRP Board member and I happened to get his email:
Make his day   I faxed the Board and emailed Lewis.
SRP consumer relations - I spoke to Jane May.  Her phone is 602-236-2196.
She called me twice to let me know "they are working on it."

Don't waste time calling the billing office.  They will merely give you a spin that
"people seem happy with it" (if so, it is probably 'cause they don't know any
better) and "you can go on line to see how much energy you are using."  I
think you'll know that when you get the bill and most of us can wait until then.
Mary Seales 

All of the commissioners have agreed to conduct a special hearing about smart meters. This meeting will occur in early September, most likely on Thursday September 8th at the commission's hearing room at 1200 W Washington Street in Phoenix. As soon as an agenda has been finalized, we will let you know.


Thank you,


Kelly Aceto

Executive Aide to Commissioner Brenda Burns

Arizona Corporation Commission


From: Mary Seales []
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 2:58 PM
To: Burns-Web
Subject: Smart Meters


Commissioner Burns:
Of late I have been getting a lot of emails from folks in other states about the so-called
"smart meter" and I am concerned about this.
In the post Obama world, there have been assaults on our free speech, laws mandating
health care and a variety of other occurrences where there is increasingly more and
more encroachment on our liberties.  The government is even trying to ban the
manufacture of one kind of light bulb and pushing the use of another.
For this reason I think it is not unreasonable for people to fear that  the move towards
this device is yet another attempt on the part of the government to exert unlawful
control over our lives.
I am an on line political  activist and I deal with a large coalition of people  across the U.S. and many
of them are up in arms about this.  From what I have seen, this is just another grab for power
by Big Brother.  These days, news travels like lightening on the internet and people are watching
the government very closely.
To date I have heard about this smart meter that it has raised energy costs, has a negative
impact on health and is being used to monitor people's activities.  As well I have heard
of utility companies, in response to non-compliance of customers, threatening to
turn off their power. 
I've included some links on this subject, below.
The last link is about the Maine Public Utilities Commission ruling that it is "unreasonable" for Central Maine
Power to force every customer to accept a wireless meter, and that it is "in the public interest" for customers
to opt out...
My question to you is what can we do to stop this change to smart meters dead in its
tracks or at least make the transition purely on a voluntary basis.   What is Arizona doing to safeguard the
rights of its citizens.  I await your reply before disseminating to my very large list of AZ residents.
I voted for you and I know your background suggests you are a conservative person with good
sensible values.  
Mary Seales 



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Comment by Larry Grafanakis on June 18, 2012 at 12:55am

Oh yes, I did tell their rep on the phone that I was going to call my Congressman.

Comment by Larry Grafanakis on June 18, 2012 at 12:54am

SRP called me last week and said they recognized that I didn't want a smart meter and would send a tech out to check my meter to make sure it was running correctly.  When the tech came out, he said he was there to change out my meter.  I told him 'that's not what I was told, I was told that my meter would be checked and if it didn't need replacing, it would be left. If it did need replacing, it would be with a newer non-smart meter.'  Anyway the tech left and I received a call the next day accusing me on not letting their tech do his job, to which I replied 'that's not true, I was told he was coming to do a check.'  Anyway, the final word is that I was lied to, they're going to send the police if necessary to force their way into my backyard and allow their tech to change the meter. The meter I presently have was placed only 4 years ago, I've had no problems with it, and I don't trust that SRP isn't going to replace mine with another type of meter that sends out signals like the smart meter, but just isn't called a 'smart' meter.  I am not a professional electrician, have no idea of the traits of this new meter, what kind and how strong the signals are that it puts out, etc.  I was lied to, being given no options, they won't even check my present meter which is the kind they can read from the street. 

What can I do about this?


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