COME ON HOUSTON, TURN THE AIR CONDITIONING ON!

CAN SOMEONE DOWNTOWN PLEASE COOL THIS BUILDING?

I could not stand the heat that slapped me in the face as I walked into the Acres Homes Multi Service Center on Tuesday. I was there for FOX 26 to cover a program that had been planned for the facility for at least a week. Those at the event say the thermostat wasn’t set at a cool enough temperature to handle the crowd. So, dozens of children who were in attendance had sweat rolling down their faces. Parents inside the auditorium of the center used makeshift fans and constant trips outside to stay cool. I talked with one of the workers who said it wasn’t the crowd, but the building is always just a degree or so away from being hot during the summer months. That employee also said the thermostat was controlled from downtown. About a hour into the program another city employee from Building Services arrived to say the center should be getting cooler soon. But I was there at least 20 minutes after the adjustment and it was still dead dog hot inside. Many say there should be better planning by the city to ensure public events at community centers are comfortable for the residents in the area who attend!