Sunday, February 24, 2008

WaPo letter: Bullhorns and Balance

A bill tabled last week by the D.C. City Council would have closed a loophole that makes the District of Columbia "the only major U.S. city with no limits on noncommercial amplified noise," D.C. Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells said in an editorial letter which appeared in today's Washington Post.

"As [Ward 3 Councilmember Mary] Cheh and I worked to fix the loophole, we listened to complaints about noise from residents across the city. Overwhelmingly, residents told us they did not want to limit free speech, but they couldn't compete with amplifiers outside their living room windows. They just asked for a little fairness and protection of their rights, too," he continued.

Read Wells' complete letter here.

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