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SmartMeter opponents try to recall Santa Cruz sheriff
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- In Santa Cruz, a group opposing the installation of PG&E's new SmartMeters is now mounting an effort to recall the local sheriff.
The group says Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak has failed to enforce a county ordinance prohibiting new SmartMeter installations. The ordinance is seen as largely symbolic, since the California Public Utilities Commission, not local governments, regulates utilities.
Still, the group, as well as some who sit on the county counsel, say anyone who installs them should be cited.
For his part, Wowak says he has to prioritize limited resources and that SmartMeter complaints are not an "imminent public safety threats."
The organizers of the recall say SmartMeters' wireless transmissions cause injury by microwave radiation and are "as serious as injury from a gun or knife."
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