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St. Pete adopts changes to noise ordinance

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St. Pete City Council finally came to consensus on an update to the city’s noise ordinance. The board approved a measure that requires bars and restaurants with outdoor noise projection to point the speakers toward its customers, not toward its neighbors. Specifically, the ordinance requires the speakers to be permanently mounted and be directed away from residences. The issue came up after a number of downtown St. Pete condo owners complained about booming noise from neighboring establishments well into the…

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