Gas meter hearing tomorrow, Weds, Feb. 11, 4:30

This just in from our friends at West Broadway Neighborhood Association,which has spearheaded work to prevent National Grid from forceably installing ugly exterior gas meters on the fronts of our homes. If you care about your curb appeal, check this out.

Hello fellow neighborhood groups,
I plan to call you all individually but in the interest of the time sentivity of this issue, I send this email first.

Representative Costantino has just informed the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) that THIS Wednesday, 2/11/09, at 4:30PM in Room 203, RI State House, the House Committee on Corporations will hold a hearing on H5088. See the bill here. This is the legislation to protect Rhode Island homes against visually-intrusive exterior gas meter locations. Many of you are aware of this issue and the damage it can do to historic and non-historic homes in every corner of RI (National Grid’s plans for gas meter relocation applies to all of RI and goes beyond the West Side of Providence). Undoubtedly, National Grid will be there in full force with lawyers et all, which makes it all the more imperative that the people of RI bring out a larger crowd to speak to the importance of passing this legislation.

We appreciate that you share our concern for this issue and ask that you:
1) come on Wednesday and testify
2) sent an email to your friends, neighbors, and other groups who would care about this issue.
Representative Costantino emphasized the importance of having a large crowd of people from throughout the state.
3) let us know if you plan on coming

For your information the legislation is attached. Having someone from your organization at the hearing to testify would make an impact. Thank you!
Kari Lang and Jessica Jennings

House Committee on Corporations Hearing on H5008, the legislation to protect historic homes against visually intrustive exterior gas meter locations
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 4:30 PM
RI State House, Room 203
Please help spread the word across Rhode Island! RIers come out to testify in favor of H5088

Kari Lang, WBNA