Independence, Mo., Smart Meter Plan Draws Resident Objections

Government Technology: After Monday's sudden reconsidered vote on smart meters by the Independence City Council, petitions have been taken out to put that matter to a vote of the people – as well as recall Mayor Eileen Weir.

And while city staff is working to finalize the vendor agreement and craft an opt-out policy for citizens, the council members in the minority on that revote are moving to try and delay the contract with Core & Main for advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) for city utilities – better known as "smart meters."

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