The realized impact of this legislation on the community is of course the decreased amount of pollution in the air. It is found that emissions from vehicles combine in sunlight to form ground level ozone pollution. Idling increases risks for respiratory illnesses especially in children, and therefore the reduction of idling will be beneficial to those susceptible. Lastly, the decrease in idling will save money because it can actually consume up to a gallon of fuel per hour (City of San Antonio, n.d.). I definitely agree with this legislation because of the obvious benefits for the community. I see no downfalls to this city ordinance, or any reason for people to fight it. The ordinance also includes reasonable exceptions to the rule to include emergency vehicles, vehicles operating to defrost a windshield, vehicles in traffic jams, etc. (City of San Antonio, n.d.). References City of San Antonio. (n.d.). Anti-Idling Ordinance. - Transportation/AirQuality/AntiIdling (Links to an external site.) Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Sandra Camarillo Chapa Sandra Camarillo Chapa 7:29pmJul 8 at 7:29pm
Manage Discussion Entry I have chosen this ordinance because there have been many drownings in this area, “The ordinance authorizing the Interlocal Agreement with Nueces County for City Lifeguard Services. The City will provide 4 lifeguards at the public beach within Nueces County Padre Balli Park from 3 lifeguard stands dispersed between Access Roads 5 and 6 for the period of May 22 through September 7, 2020. Nueces County will reimburse the City for the costs of lifeguard services, equipment and supplies at a cost of $40,700 to be appropriated into the General Fund (City of Corpus Christi, 2020). This ordinance focuses on having lifeguard services between access road 5 and access road 6. Background findings state, “that this stretch of beach is known to be one of the most dangerous area for rip current and drownings within the Gulf Beaches (City of Corpus Christi, 2020). The public will be provided with lifeguards, equipment needed to provide these services and the city is responsible for install, repair and maintenance of beach lifeguard stands. I do agree with this ordinance. These 2 access roads are the most popular on this stretch of this beach. There are many beach goers that are not familiar with the water or rip tides. Last year there were a hand full of drownings at this local beach and they were all tourist from other cities. This ordinance will help ensure the safety of people, the monitoring of weather conditions and tides on the beach and provide on-site emergency response while paramedics arrive. Lifeguards can also guide with evacuation if sharks or other dangers are located in the area. This ordinance will help reduce or prevent fatal drownings. References City of Corpus Christi. (2020, May 15). Legislation. Retrieved from Reply Reply to Comment
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