SAVE HOUSTON'S MUSIC CULTURE!
  • Petitioned City of Houston

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor Annise Parker
City of Houston

SAVE HOUSTON'S MUSIC CULTURE!

    1. Ted Beezy
    2. Petition by

      Ted Beezy

      tomball, TX

Currently the ordinance is written such that no initial complaint, nor evidence (decibel meter reading) is required. A ticket may be written solely based on an officer's discretion. This has allowed for the abuse of this law by some HPD officers to target Nightclubs and after hours dance clubs for their own personal reasons, and places the business owners and working DJ's in a position in which they must prove their innocence. Even though in several cases the charges have been dropped due to lack of evidence, they continue to be written. These tickets eventually cost taxpayers unnecessary expenses within the judicial system and police officer's overtime expenses. It also contributes to additional case loads on our already overloaded judicial system.

Please join us in an effort to change the code to clarify the manner in which this ordinance may be used or applied by law enforcement, or to remove the decibel requirement in whole. The addition of decibel limits for Nightclubs is ridiculous.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. 1140 Sigs!

      Ted Beezy
      Petition Organizer

      LETS GO FOR IT HOUSTON!!! SIGN AND REPOST THIS EVERYWHERE!!!!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Almost 400 Signatures! Please spread the word Houston!

      Ted Beezy
      Petition Organizer

      Maybe we can get their attention if everyone is signed up and reposting!

    5. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Robertson Pingel HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      To stop the hindering of the local arts scene.

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    • Greg Barker HOUSTONE, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Reasonable cause is a prerequisite for arrest as far as I know, given constitiutional rights to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, etc. Simple enough to obtain reasonable evidence to write a citation in this case, so why not make it a uniform requirement? It should be a uniform application of the law. That's what justice is, and law enforcement should be a plainly apparent application of same.

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    • Ryan marshall SEABROOK, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Do we remember the two Gallants show @ Walters. We already loose so many shows in Houston because of the strick rules/laws.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxKQb03A0bw

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    • Kevin Posinski APO, AE
      • over 2 years ago

      FITZ was there first...If they don't like it they can move!

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    • timothy wall ALVIN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      to save the music

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