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Petitioning Huntsville City Council

Update the current sound ordinance

Proposed modification: "Decibel levels at the source, for live music in a licensed restaurant or permitted event not to exceed 100 dB. Decibel levels at the source, for live music in a public place, without a proper event permit or business license (musicians in a park), no higher than 85 dB. Decibel measurements shall be taken at a receiving line no less than 60’ from the source, in linear feet, for a licensed establishment or event with special permit shall not exceed 70 dB at the measuring spot, and 65 dB for an unlicensed gathering or a gathering without a special permit.

We need to provide a comfortable living situation for all downtown citizens and visitors, while allowing entertainment venues and the associated entertainment to provide for said citizens. Currently, the measurement technique is vague and allows for interpretation, as well as is very low for associated events/musicians. We ask that the changes be made to allow for everyone to enjoy their experience downtown as well as in their living establishment.

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