Thursday, February 09, 2006

ANC6A to Ask Ambrose for Noise Law Fix

D.C. Ward 6 Councilmember Sharon Ambrose is scheduled to attend tonight’s monthly Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A meeting. ANC6A Chairman Joe Fengler said he would request Councilmember Ambrose introduce legislation that clarifies the current noise ordinance in order to eliminate the option of using amplified devices in or around an R4 zone. He indicated an April 15 deadline for this to happen.

The ANC6A meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th Street, NE.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live at 8th and H and it was wonderful on Saturday! I was able to sit in my living room and enjoy the peaceful act of reading a book in front of a warm fire. Now that's something I haven't been able to do for a long, long time on a Saturday. As long as the city continues to allow these out of state noisemakers to scream into my house every Saturday, it's uncertain when I will be able to enjoy my heavily taxed living room again on Saturday.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe yous people residing around 8th and H street didn't know, but some of the black and Hispanic people that listen to these men don't have living rooms and warm fire places. Many of them would give a lung to read in front of your warm fire. Many of these black people that frequent 8th and H street need to hear that they matter to God, that there's an alternative to drug addiction, suicide, murder, prostitution, drug dealing, etc.. They need to hear the FACT that they come from a great and honorable and royal lineage. They need to hear FACTS that you people, while you read novel in front of fires and enjoy scones during your brunch, would never tell them. And the people across the street,while they wait for their bus, deserve to hear their message as well. STOP BEING SO RACIST!!!

4:15 PM  
Blogger Klav said...

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…this issue is about noise and nothing else.

The neighbors (white, black, bald, hairy, short, tall, nearsighted, farsighted, young, old) in and around the 700 block of 8th Street NE simply want the right not to hear the amplified sound as much as the preachers want their message to be heard. As far as we’re concerned, the preachers can assemble on the corner and say whatever they desire—just no amplifier please.

The reason Anonymous was able to enjoy a book in front of his or her fire during the quiet weekend was because of the absence of amplified sound. The reason there was no amplified sound was because the preachers didn’t assemble on the corner, and turn on their amplified speaker.

I presume my neighbor would have posted the same message had the preachers appeared on the corner and not used the amplifier.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am delighted that the Saturday speaking group on 8th and H street are reaching out to the people that don't eat scones and sit in front of fires. I can't imagine how many people they've saved over the years with their message. Remember what this neighborhood use to be like? Yes, it's changed and it has everything to do with the Saturday preachers. They have turned so many crackheads, prostitutes, drug dealers lives around. Everytime I turn around, I'm running into a drug dealer that literally drops his bags and says "there's a better way". It's amazing!!! I met a lady yesterday who use to be a prostitute and she told me that she turned her life around after she heard the message from the speakers on H and 8th (she's now a Congress person, but she asked me not to use her name). Sure she had to endure being called a nigger bitch by the speakers, but ultimatly their message sank in. You ISUPK are really making an impact!! I say keep hanging the Virgin Mary and Santa, keep calling every other black person that doesn't agree with you a nigger, keep going on about the white man causing all the worlds problems, keep calling every white person a faggot that passes your speaking group on Saturday - You are making a huge impact and creating so much good will in the black community!! God bless you for everything you've done for these disenfranchised folks!! You have my support!!

P.S. I was talking to two black people on the corner of 8th/H yesterday and they said the ISUPK group are a bunch of lunatics who wanted attention. Can you imagine being so ungrateful? Now how could anyone say that about these local saviors of the black community?

5:42 PM  

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