Do-nothing report on noisy air conditioners rejected by city committee

The city is going to take another look at the issue of noisy air conditioners in residential areas.

Coun. Druh Farrell and Mayor Naheed Nenshi says reports lacked key element of public consultation

The city is going to take another look at the issue of noisy air conditioners in residential areas.

Council asked for a report last year about what can be done about air conditioners that make noise reverberating between homes.

A report to a council committee on Tuesday suggested that no bylaw changes are needed. But the city only consulted the air conditioner industry, not the public.

That angered some members of the committee, including Mayor NaheedNenshi and Coun. Druh Farrell.

“How do you think people who are impacted by this will react to this report, which is basically saying, 'Suck it up, it's not an issue, you're too sensitive, and we'll just keep on doing what [we] have been doing,’” said Farrell.

The committee rejected the report.

Instead it’s now calling for a public consultation and for another report to be presented in September.