Tuesday, January 29, 2008

D.C. Council to Address Noise Bill on Feb. 5

The District of Columbia Council Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs on Tuesday APPROVED our noise bill! Councilmember Tommy Wells and Mary Cheh voted in support. Councilmember Kwame Brown voted present. Councilmember Jim Graham voted against.

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Committee of the Whole, and then the entire D.C. City Council will debate and possibly vote on it.

It's showtime.

Please urge the city council to protect your right to quiet enjoyment of your home. Please email, fax and write to your city councilmember and the at-large members. It takes two steps:

a. Your individual D.C. ward councilmember (For names and contact information, access the city council website.

b. D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray
email: vgray@dccouncil.us

c. D.C. At-Large Councilmember Carol Schwartz
email: schwartzc@dccouncil.us

d. D.C. At-Large Councilmember David A. Catania
email: dcatania@dccouncil.us

e. D.C. At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson
email: pmendelson@dccouncil.us

f. D.C. At-Large Councilmember Kwame Brown
email: kbrown@dccouncil.us


Dear Councilmember:

Please protect my rights to quietly enjoy my home in the District of Columbia. Please SUPPORT the "Noise Control Protection Amendment Act of 2007 (B17-0177)," now pending before the D.C. City Council.

To further protect residential areas and free speech in public spaces, please also support the amendment which measures the noise "inside the nearest occupied residence in districts zoned R-1A, R-1B, R-2, R-3, or R-4."

Your support will help ensure all D.C. residents have the right to quiet enjoyment. Thank you and I look forward to your response.


D.C. Resident and Voter

Access the bill's complete text by clicking here.


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