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Report Says Studio City Zip Codes Can be Included in L.A.'s Hot Zone

In Studio City along the LA River | Photo by Dan Wuh via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
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In 2008, a study of citywide temperatures classified Los Angeles into two categories. Zip codes with an average daily Summer temperature less than 80 degrees (Zone 1) and ones that were more than 80 degrees (Zone 2). The point was to give hotter areas of the city a little break on electricity bills when a new structuring plan went into effect.

The entire San Ferneando Valley was deemed Zone 2 except two zip codes. 91604 and 91602, which basically covers Studio City, Toluca Lake, a slice of Valley Village and parts of North Hollywood, remained in Zone 1, thus leaving customers with potentially higher electricity bills.

That could soon change. A L.A. City Council committee tomorrow is scheduled to possibly vote to lop the two zips into Zone 2. A recent study found that their Summer average was 84.9 degrees and LADWP concurs that they should be moved.

Previously: Zip Code List and Map of Los Angeles' Hot Zones

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