Thursday, January 31, 2008

More Groups Endorse D.C. Noise Bill

Several more groups have thrown their support behind "Noise Control Protection Amendment Act of 2007 (B17-0177)," which the D.C. City Council is expected to consider on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The groups represent a broad coalition of residents, civic groups and labor unions from across the District of Columbia. Among them:

* Hillcrest Community Civic Association
* Downtown Neighborhood Association
* Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association
* Woodland Normanstone Neighborhood Association
* H Street Main Street
* Service Employees International Union 32BJ
* Service Employees International Union Local 500
* Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A
* Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6C

The bill, crafted through compromise with several stakeholder groups, helps protect all D.C. residents' right to quiet enjoyment of their homes.

"Despite the compromise, the local chapter of the AFL-CIO refused to support the legislation," reports the Jan. 20 edition of Roll Call newspaper.

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