Welcome to Families for Safe Meters

We are a group here in Eugene working to educate people about so called “Smart Meters/AMI”. AMI stands for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. It involves installing “Smart Meters”, antennas, transmitters, relay stations, TOU (time of use) billing, software programs to bill customers and finally a data management system to manage the customer data.

We had achieved a measure of success in that the new “Smart Meters” are not using the mesh network, but the more advanced way of transmitting. However this still puts out quite a bit of radiation.

On February 6th 2018 at the EWEB board meeting, the automatic OPT-OUT policy was reversed to automatic OPT-IN. I was so fed up with the reversing of the OPT-OUT to automatic OPT-IN policy that I, Victor Odlivak ran to make an effort to change this and educate people. The important thing to realize is that Smart Meters are a big distraction from our real task which is to Get off Fossil Fuels.

There is still much work to be done! The infrastructure is going up around Eugene. 10,000 AMI Meters have already been installed. i.e. relay boxes on utility poles and various other “Grid Infrastructure”. We would like to see a total stop to this, with the money instead used to increase the funding for rebates of currently supported renewable energy by EWEB. You can read through this website to get an understanding of the issues involved and actions you can take. We meet regularly once a month if you would like to join us go to the “Contact US”.

We also have a Facebook page, which you can find if you log into Facebook and search for Families for Safe Meters .