3/20/2005Contra, Costa CA Confiscating Cars with Loud Stereos
Contra Costa, California is considering a proposal to confiscate cars with loud stereos.
Contra Costa, California is considering a proposal to confiscate cars with loud stereos. Under the proposal, anyone with a stereo loud enough to be heard from 25 feet away would be fined $250 to $1000 and have their car confiscated for one month.
Similar anti-noise ordinances have passed in small cities like Bullhead City, Arizona and Papillon City, Nebraska. Lorain, Ohio will confiscate the offending stereo upon a second offense.
But on Tuesday, longtime resident and city employee Pearl Hunter urged the council to put the pedal to the metal, administratively speaking. "I worked at the other building (on Barrett Avenue) for quite some time," she said. "Those cars would rock the building -- and the police department was right there. They simply ignored it. Pass something as stringent as you can to try to control this growing disturbance."Source: Cracking down on cranking it up (Contra Costa Times (CA), 3/20/2005)
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