Originally Posted by justplainbill
How early in the fall?
The AC was shut off on September 13th ad we had 20 more days where the temp was in the high 70s and into the 80s. A lot of the residents spend the night outside because their apartments were so hot and they couldn't breath. When the present law was written Indian Summer was not taken into consideration. And global warming was not an issue. This year again, the AC will not be turned on until June 15th. We are already having days where the temps are in the high 70s and low 80s. We need a separate law for buildings that have been designated "Elderly Housing." Our needs are different from the rest of the population. We have folks with COPD, and other breathing problems. And we are not allowed to have window ACs. It gets complicated. The buildings that have been converted into elerly housing are designated historical buildings. So changing the windows to accomadate window ACs is not allowed. The present law has become a serious health issue for the elderly.
The politicians know that there are now more elderly living in this city than younger folks. And as a block, we never miss an election. If you want to be reelected, you will curry our vote and listen to us.