TRUE, SOUND FACTS
about the “Seven Essentials” and the Sound Amendments
introduced December 19, 2013 by the New Orleans City Council
On December 19, 2013, with all seven City Council members signing on as co-sponsors, amendments to New Orleans’ Sound Ordinance were introduced for “first reading.” “First reading” is always step one – putting potential legislation before the public to create an opportunity for community input. Since this action, there has been an attempt by some to create confusion, or even deliberate misinformation, about these amendments. Opponents fail to explain how these changes would shut down bars or musicians. It won’t! Here are the facts…
WILL THESE AMENDMENTS “KILL” NEW ORLEANS’ MUSIC SCENE?
NO! Of course not! No elected official in New Orleans would sign onto an ordinance that would kill, or even hurt, our invaluable New Orleans music scene. Music is an invaluable part of our culture and our economy. The reason all seven council members signed on was because, after four years of detailed study and hearing, these amendments are actually very limited in scope and provide common sense improvements.