It seems like the City of South Miami has really missed the mark here. The City is currently the first and only city in Florida that has such a mandate to demand that its residents add solar panels to their homes. Just take a look at the City’s Ordinance.
Now, who do you think will get the short end of the stick on this deal? The people that can afford the upgrades the least, that’s who. Yes, climate change is real. Yes, solar panels are a great thing for the environment, but mandating that residents add the costly addition to their homes is practically criminal.
Some people are really out of touch with reality and it seems like South Miami’s City Council is filled with those type of people. It was clear that there was a major push against the city on this hot topic. Just check out the video of a few residents giving their opinions on the issue.
The Council members aren’t the only ones that don’t get the financial strain this new mandate will cause to residents. Apparently other people think that having solar panels is just as normal as having a pool at your home. Newsflash, there are a lot of people that don’t have pools.
Out of touch with reality couldn’t be anymore of an understatement.