Smart Meter Protest Hearing Continued to May 13

Assistant County Attorney Dan Gonzales, left, stands ready to object as GEW Mechanical attorney Wayne Bingham lays out his opening arguments during a protest hearing at Tuesday’s County Council meeting. GEW Mechanical is appealing the fact that Council awarded a contract for the provision of smart meters, including installation and staff training to Landis + Gyr. The hearing ran until about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, was recessed and will continue at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13 in Council Chambers. Print Screen photo

Council Chair Geoff Rodgers clarifies a point during Tuesday’s protest hearing. Print Screen photo

At the request of Attorney Wayne Bingham during Tuesday’s Council meeting, Rafael de la Torre, Deputy Utilities Manager-Electric Distribution, left, demonstrates how to change out a smart meter. As a member of the evaluation committee for the RFP, which included Robert Westervelt, Deputy Utilities Manager – Finance & Administration and Steve Cummins, Deputy Utilities Manager – Electric Production, de la Torre was called as a witness in Tuesday’s hearing. Assistant County Attorney Dan Gonzales is at right. Print Screen photo


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