Thursday, January 25, 2007

D.C. Lacks Online Noise Resources for Residents

Where does a D.C. resident turn when confronted with a noise disturbance? The police? The Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs? It depends.

Before I left for a week of work travel, Richard Layman alerted me to this City of Sydney, Australia website, which provides residents with resources on addressing noise issues. (Kudos to the local Gallery Place (D.C.) Living blog, which alerted him to it.)

Perhaps a “best practices” website for D.C. residents will be a result of a Feb. 3 Metropolitan Police Dept. First District Crime Summit. Organizers say the event will “initiate a cooperative approach among agencies and citizens that will continue to deter crime and improve safety. Neighbors will work with key individuals to promote more efficient and effective use of the three approaches to policing for prevention: law enforcement, neighborhood partnerships, and system prevention.” Noise disturbances are among the agenda items.


Blogger gpliving said...

Klav: The city of Barcelona, Spain has an interesting pamphlet that is given to tourists that explain certain quality of living nuisance crimes and their corresponding fines. For example, public urination would incur a hundred to thousand dollar fine which can be reduced to a low amount if paid on the spot. I haven't been able to find an online reference, but if you are attending the crime summit, I can find a way to get you a copy of the pamphlet. Please email at gpliving at if interested.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

David, how did this crime summit turn out...did it result in any best practices or strategies?

1:11 PM  
Blogger daydreamer said...

I found your blog and this particular entry via a Google search I initiated after trying to ignore my very loud upstairs neighbor one to many times. He is the kind of person who is unreasonable and cannot be easily dealt with. I am at a loss ... What can be done? I feel like I have no rights here. Thanks.

11:20 AM  

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