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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:17 AM

City Officials Rebuke Out-of-Town Rep Wanting Austin's Sound Levels Decided at a State Level

City officials, along with representatives from Austin’s music venues, came out in strong opposition this afternoon to HB 3813, a bill that would strip large cities of their power to regulate amplified sound coming from bars.

At an afternoon press conference, held at 3ten ACL Live, Mayor Steve Adler portrayed Austin’s sound policies as the result of extended civic relations.

“This community, consisting of residents, music industry representatives, and clubs, came together and resolved years-long disputes about how everybody can exist in peace and in a way that maximizes quality of life for the entire community,” he said. “That’s what good neighbors do. In this instance, the outside interference from the legislature would be misguided, misdirected, not welcome, and not appropriate.”

The legislation in question, filed by Cody Harris, a Republican lawmaker from Palestine, reads:

“A municipality may not adopt or enforce an ordinance that regulates the production of amplified sound from a bar or live music venue located in a residential area if the sound is produced: 1) from a loudspeaker level that does not exceed 75 decibels; and 2) at any time between the hours of 10am and 2am.”

Read more: https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/music/2021-04-05/city-officials-rebuke-out-of-town-rep-wanting-austins-sound-levels-decided-at-a-state-level/

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nykym Apr 7 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:54 AM

1. Strange that republicans always talk about our

FREEDOMS, but craft legislation to take those freedoms away.

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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:15 AM

2. You mean their freedoms not ours.

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