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Tampa City Council approves noise ordinance on first reading listen

05/16/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Seven Tampa residents lined up in Tampa City Council Chambers Thursday to speak in support of a proposed noise ordinance. The ordinance passed its first reading and would enforce “steep” punishments for drivers who blast car stereos.

Drivers whose music is audible from 50 feet away would face an initial fine of $250. The first draft of the ordinance only allowed officers to enforce the noise ordinance during the night and early morning. After hearing from members of the public, like Be...


Hillsborough noise pollution ordinance revised listen

09/18/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of Hillsborough County today revised its noise pollution ordinance. Some county residents worry that despite the changes, frequent violators like the Ford Amphitheatre will still create disturances.

Until Thursday, it was a violation of the county’s noise ordinance to exceed certain decibel limits, even for a split second. The main revision averages the sound over a 10-minute period to determine whether a violation has occurred.

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Annual festival makes a little noise listen

06/09/08 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This past weekend, more than 30 bands came to Tampa from all over the country for a free three-day how to promote noise. WMNF’s Dawn Morgan has more.

In an industrial area on East Columbus Drive, the Skate Park of Tampa is home to a small performance space called Transitions Art Gallery. Transitions is one of few all-ages venues in Tampa Bay, and for the last two years has been home to the Tampa Noise Fest, a free show with dozens of touring and local acts.

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