Jacksonville Beach Low-Volume Sound Ordinance One Vote Away from Being Made Permanent

Pilot program passed last year deemed to be successful

The city of Jacksonville Beach has made its low-volume sound ordinance permanent, after evaluating the program for nearly a year.

The ordinance was passed last June. Jacksonville Beach Police Chief Pat Dooley said that there have not been any complaints about sound coming from restaurants and bars since the temporary ordinance went into effect. Dooley said that he did not know how many permits for low-volume sound have been issued under the ordinance because of the lack of complaints. He said that if the ordinance becomes permanent, the city needs to be sure that business wanting low-volume sound have permits in place, and checking will become more regular.

The change to permanent status passed unanimously on its initial vote. A second vote will be held in two weeks.


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