Wednesday, May 07, 2008

News Roundup: Council Vote

D.C. Council Gives Preliminary Approval to Noise Bill [Washington Post]
After intense and loud debate, the D.C. Council gave initial approval yesterday to noise legislation that would quiet demonstrators in residential neighborhoods but allow them to pump up the volume downtown and in front of hotels. [READ MORE]

Council backs noise restrictions; area unions furious [The Examiner]
The D.C. Council on Tuesday narrowly backed an effort to limit daytime noise levels on city streets, a measure heralded by community leaders but condemned by local unions as a crushing blow to their First Amendment rights. [READ MORE]

Shhhh! Everybody Calm Down [Washington Post’s D.C. Wire blog]
The D.C. Council is set to vote today on a noise bill that has been tabled, tweaked and revived. But the council appears to still be divided despite amendments offered by Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6). There was pouting and at least one audible curse word at this morning's council breakfast, where council members discussed the bill. [READ MORE]

Noise Bill Passes [Washington City Paper]
The noise bill has passed its initial test on the D.C. Council. [READ MORE]

D.C. Council Adopts Noise Measure [WTOP]
The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to restrictions on noisy demonstrations. [READ MORE]

NOISE BILL PASSES! (Shhhhh! Quietly.) [dcist blog]
Earlier this year it looked like a measure pushed by some Ward 6 residents to impose volume limits on protests in residential neighborhoods was destined for failure. As we briefly mentioned yesterday, though, the D.C. Council endorsed an amended version of the legislation. [READ MORE]

Council Adopts Anti-Noise Measure [WJLA ABC 7]
The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to restrictions on noisy demonstrations. [READ MORE]

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