A proposed sound ordinance (PDF) has been released by Charles Samuels:
It is my intention to introduce this to City Council in a month. I am hopeful this will give the citizens & neighborhood associations a chance to review it and provide feedback prior to it being introduced.
Please find attached the proposed Sound Ordinance for the City of
Richmond. This proposed ordinance was the result of many hours of
meetings, discussions, and legal research.
It is my intention to introduce this to City Council in a month. I am
hopeful this will give the citizens & neighborhood associations a chance
to review it and provide feedback prior to it being introduced. If
there is a need to amend it before it is introduced, I am happy to do
so. While I understand that no ordinance is perfect, and undoubtedly
some will find fault with this ordinance, I am proud of the effort put
forth by the work group who helped craft this ordinance.
I also want to thank the Richmond Criminal Defense Bar, City Attorney
Office, Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Local Musician’s Union, VCU,
Richmond Police Department, VCU Police Department, Councilman Bruce
Tyler, the Mayor’s Office, and the Virginia Municipal League for their
dedication and guidance as we crafted this ordinance.
If you have comments, please feel free to send them to me via email at
Charles.Samuels@richmondgov.com or you may send them by letter to the
Charles R. Samuels
2nd District, Richmond City Council
900 East Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, Virginia 23219