Alamo Heights makes decision on smart meters amendment

SAN ANTONIO – A push to amend the Alamo Heights city charter to allow residents to opt out of CPS Energy's Smart Meters failed.

The Alamo Heights city attorney said Monday night if a special election were called it would ultimately lead to a legal battle with CPS Energy and that would be costly.

Alamo Heights resident John Joseph said the decision was disappointing.

"Going door-to-door the people collecting signatures found about 80 percent of the homes they visited were against smart meters," said Joseph.

CPS Energy does allow customers to opt out of the smart meters, but there are certain requirements that have to be met.