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Record No: CB 119319    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119319
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/6/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125648
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department's Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Program; adding a new Section 21.49.095 to the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Signed Ordinance 125648, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department's Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Program; adding a new Section 21.49.095 to the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, the City Light Department's ("Department") Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Program to allow meters to transmit usage data to the utility automatically was included in the 2013-2018 City Light Strategic Plan ("Plan"), which was adopted by the Seattle City Council ("Council") in 2012 and updated in 2014 and 2016; and
WHEREAS, the updates to the Plan in 2014 and 2016 included extensive customer engagement and Council due diligence on the privacy and security of data acquired through the AMI Program; and
WHEREAS, the Department began the planned deployment of new advanced meters for more than 400,000 residential and commercial customers under the AMI Program in 2017; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle's ("City") Privacy Principles, adopted by Resolution 31570 in 2015, require a Privacy Impact Assessment to outline the privacy impacts of any City project or program that collects, manages, retains, or shares personal information from the public; and
WHEREAS, the Department completed the AMI Privacy Impact Assessment in 2017, and in doing so provided clear guidelines for which types of data advanced meters can collect, who is able to access the data, and for which purposes the data can and cannot be used by the utility; and
WHEREAS, the Department developed and implemented the AMI Program's opt-out policy for residential customers who did not want an advanced meter to transmit their energy usage data; and
WHEREAS, the Department is implementing the AMI Program with safeguards consistent with the City's Privacy Principles and designed to protect customers from having their personal information disclosed; and
WHEREAS, adoption of these safeguards by ordinance will ensure long-term protections for customers' p...

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