I am glad to hear Mayor Walter Gray clarify his position re: any conflicts, but he still isn't doing his job related to the issue of smart meters.
Prior to the last election in Kelowna, we contacted city council on critical information left out of the smart meter discussion. Former mayor Sharon Shepherd referred us to the electrical manager and, since then, we haven't received a response.
The wireless smart meter discussion left out routers, antennas and relays radiating entire areas. As a result, Kelowna buildings would be radiated and violate Part 4 of the B.C. Building Code. The frequencies going through walls and roofs vibrate structural components as well as fire separations at high speeds billions of times per second.
The utilities commission isn't Kelowna's authority on building code.
Gray's recent letter was dismissive and doesn't address the frequency question.
Selling the utility to Fortis and buying stock in Fortis isn't a good deal for the city. The liability for buildings, health, ecosystems, electromagnetically inducing pacemakers, will far exceed any benefit and it isn't sustainable.
Leaving out radiation devices in a radiation equation is alarming.
The meters will not save energy. New development in Kelowna is grossly exceeding building code and wasting millions of watts an hour reacting to symptoms. When we verified this as electrical energy professionals, we contacted city council. No response.