Regarding the Oct. 15 story, “Belmont moves toward all electric buildings,” I appreciate the city of Belmont looking for ways to address global warming, air pollution and climate change.
I think the city should take a more holistic approach because carbon dioxide does not stop at the Belmont city border. There are nearly 500 incorporated cites and towns in California. Having individual cities institute their own brand of justice for a global problem is simply poor public policy. At a minimum this should be a uniform statewide requirement. I would suggest the city of Belmont work with our elected state representatives, the California League of Cities, the California Building industries Association and others and develop something for the governor’s blessing.
This way, Californians would have a statewide, uniform and consistent energy plan for new and existing buildings as well as being able to plan for additional energy requirements.