“We want to maintain normality for the people in our cities for as long as possible,” explains the mayor trio Klaus Luger (Linz), Markus Vogl (Steyr) and Sabine Naderer-Jelinek (Leonding) in a joint broadcast after yesterday coordination meeting that took place in Linz, at which the challenges in times of the energy crisis and rising prices were discussed.
Although each municipality has different requirements and framework conditions, a joint approach in many areas makes sense. The closure of saunas, indoor swimming pools, ice rinks or ice skating rinks is not necessary given the current energy supply situation, the city leaders explain with reference to two hard corona years with many restrictions, even if nobody can predict what the next few weeks and months will bring: “Except We are also discussing lowering temperatures in schools or childcare facilities.”
As justification, Luger, Vogl and Naderer-Jelinek state in their broadcast that all three cities have been dealing with the issue of climate change and climate protection for a long time. The expansion of photovoltaic capacities or the conversion of lighting to LED technology will continue to be pursued in order to make a contribution to climate and environmental protection in the medium and long term.