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Why California’s Air Conditioning Cap Is Too Hard

Why California’s Air Conditioning Cap Is Too Hard


Op-Ed: California makes it too hard for schools to shield kids from extreme heat By David Aaker, Staff Sergeant, United States Army National Guard

The Southern California area that has earned a permanent place on the “heat island” map of the globe is the desert southwest, with a population of 14.9 million and an estimated yearly summer temperature of 116.9°F (47.8°C). It’s a desert without a wind. But it is also one of the hottest areas in the US.

The problem is, there seems to be little political will to address it.

Last year, in a report on California’s heat problem, I called on Governor Brown to “urgently address the state’s growing heat-related health impacts.” But last week, we learned that in April, the governor signed into law legislation that will further reduce the state’s ability to tackle the problem, and increase the costs to taxpayers while failing to address the problem.

The legislation effectively ends California’s “first-in-the-nation” effort to build air conditioning in public buildings, as well as in some private buildings. The law prohibits public agencies from spending more than $1 million to cool buildings, and private buildings are subject to an 18% cap on spending.

The cap is designed to encourage building owners to retrofit their buildings to cool and heat the building, but it puts a cap on the amount that the owner can spend toward installing air conditioning.

The law also prohibits certain local government districts, including urbanized areas, from imposing heat warning ordinances. In San Francisco, for example, the law prohibits urban areas from establishing heat warning ordinances – which would require that businesses close to the public at certain times of the year.

While the law is designed to give local governments the ability to implement heat warnings in urban areas, it makes it too hard for cities to protect their residents.

Here are five reasons why it makes it too hard:

1. Cities are exempt. The law does not apply to cities, with the exception of cities with populations of 500,000 to 750,000. San Francisco is not a city, but it is the largest city in California, with an estimated population of 394,000. The City Council voted to pass the

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