Harrisonburg Noise Ordinance Goes Into Effect

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- This is coming after City Council leaders approved it at the Aug. 12 meeting.

Harrisonburg police say, before this change they would use meters to measure the level of noise.

But, they were oftentimes ineffective and few citations were given out.
Now, changes being talked about would determine how loud something is by how far away it can be heard by a police officer.

Some people in the community are kept up at night because of the loud noises. Many, for this reason, are excited about the change.

"It is more of a concern that you've got to go to work. They've got to understand they need to at least turn it down to a decent volume, where you can get peace and quiet but they just don't understand," said Jo Nathan Garcia.

The city plans to start doing public education and outreach once the students come back to town.

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