Music fest noise upsets N.O. council members
NEW ORLEANS - After widespread complaints about excessive noise from a recent riverfront music festival, the City Council wants a larger role in deciding whether such events will be permitted.
The Times-Picayune reports the council directed city departments to notify council members when any outdoor music event is planned within four blocks of either side of the Mississippi River.
The measure was proposed by councilwomen LaToya Cantrell and Kristin Gisleson Palmer after they received numerous complaints about the BUKU Music + Art Project held earlier this month at Mardi Gras World on the east bank riverfront.
The motion said the event's amplified music could be heard for miles, reaching from Bywater to the Garden District on the east side of the river and residents of Algiers and Gretna on the West Bank.