Miami Beach Passes Ordinance Aimed At Reducing Noise on Ocean Drive - NBC 6 South Florida

Miami Beach Passes Ordinance Aimed At Reducing Noise on Ocean Drive

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    Miami Beach Approves New Noise Ordinance

    NBC 6's Nestor Mato has more on what the city is doing to turn down the volume on certain areas along Ocean Drive.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018)

    What to Know

    • City commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance that reduces the number of streets where loud music can be played.

    • Businesses not in the three street exempt area are subject to a warning or fine for violations.

    If you notice a quieter Miami Beach in the coming weeks and months, you don’t need to get your hearing checked – the noise will be going down in certain areas around Ocean Drive.

    City commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance that reduces the number of streets where loud music can be played. Previously, as part of a citywide ordinance preventing excessive or unnecessary noise, music was allowed to be played between 1st and 15th Street as long as it was played in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Now, that area has been reduced to businesses between 9th and 11th Street as Mayor Dan Gelber said the change is about reforming Ocean Drive.

    “Undesirable noise in the corridor hasn’t only significantly impacted our emergency services and responders, but has caused a gradual degradation of this iconic stretch,” Gelber said in a statement. “By placing restrictions on amplified sound, we hope to protect the interest and welfare of our residents and preserve the welcoming ambiance of the vibrant street for all to enjoy.”

    Loud radios, televisions, musical instruments, phonographs and other machines or devices are specifically addressed in the ordinance. Businesses not in the three street exempt area are subject to a warning or fine for violations.

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