Monday, February 04, 2008

Council Vote on Noise Moved to Feb. 19

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh has decided not to request a routinely-used waiver of council rules to put on the council's Feb. 5 agenda the bill to prevent noise from being projected into D.C. residents' homes.

So instead, the council will consider the quiet rights bill on its Feb. 19 full council agenda.


Anonymous Tom said...

I just read about your struggle and the Noise Control Protection Amendment Act after seeing it at Why are R-1A, R-1B, R-2, R-3, and R-4 specified in the message you request be sent to out Councilmember?

1:20 PM  
Blogger Klav said...

Thanks for the note, Tom.

This is not a perfect bill, but one crafted to be politically viable to most residents and most labor unions.

Residents felt the bill, as introduced (70 dBA measured at 50 feet), didn't do enough to protect people living in close proximity to an amplifier--under your window, for example.

Most likely the bill would have lost some much needed support from labor unions if commercial ares were included.

Like I said, not a perfect bill.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Thanks. I'll pass the word to support the bill in my NW neighborhood.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Klav said...

Thank you, Tom.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Klav said...

Thank you, Tom.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please send me an e-mail at I'm looking for comment about a noise-related issue in Washington DC.



3:41 PM  

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