The California Public Utilities Commission is meeting right now, with 84 items on the agenda.

The public comment period at these meetings are pretty remarkable these days, and this one’s no exception, as person after person is making their way to the lectern to rip into the commission on any number of issues: San Bruno, nuclear-plant licensing, and especially SmartMeters.

The people who don’t like SmartMeters — they really, really don’t like them.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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