Bill would switch off lights for nearly 40K commercial buildings
City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Queens) has introduced legislation that would prohibit exterior and interior lighting at night for roughly 40,000 buildings, with exceptions carved out for small stores and landmarks like the Empire State Building.
The bill is part of the city’s plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
This isn’t just one lone idiot, ignorant of what it takes to keep a city of 8.5 million alive. There are 13 genocidal lunatics backing this. I kinda hope they convince enough more to pass it.
It’ll be exciting. I hear most people in NYC don’t cook. They go to restaurants, eat take-out, or buy microwaveable prepared foods. Someone has to constantly cook that food, ship and stock the store shelves, run the phone systems, clear stopped-up plumbing — take trouble calls and <i>schedule</i> repairs for the next day — repair taxis. And so on and so forth. Heck, watch Wall Street try to handle after hours trading in the dark.
Turn out the lights. Now lay off all the shift workers that you can’t move to straight days. (And remember that all the folks rescheduled to days add to the commuter traffic.)
Economy? Who really needs an economy?
The crime business (muggings, robberies, burglaries, murders, rapes) will be booming though, what all the convenient darkness.
Someone has a short memory.
Graft will be great for bureaucrats and pols, as non-exempt business scramble to bribe themselves a fresh exemption.
Care to make a wager on whether these clowns support a little population reduction?