Fullilove Holding Smart Meters Meeting

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Memphis)  Memphis City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove will hold a town hall meeting Monday night to discuss MLGW’s Smart Meters program.

The utility is currently lobbying the council for $10 million to add 60,000 meters to thousands of homes in the Memphis metro area.

MLGW says those meters automatically send data back to their headquarters — eliminating the need for monthly meter readings.

Fullilove and the city’s unions are against the meters — claiming they led to inaccuracies on utility bills. They also claim that some of the meters have started fires.

The town hall meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in the City Council Chambers.