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Tampa Is A Step Closer To A Tough Noise Ordinance

Tampa Is A Step Closer To A Tough Noise Ordinance

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Beware of cranking up your car stereo in Tampa.

City council has given preliminary approval to a new noise ordinance that would outlaw car stereo noise that can be heard 50 feet or more from the car.

A first-time offiense will set you back $250.  That goes up to $450 for a second offense.  If you're cited a third time, it's 60 days in jail.

Council member Lisa Monteleone thinks that's a bit too harsh.  She believes that will put more young people behind bars.  And she spars with Councilman Charlie Miranda over that fact.

Monteleone:  "I'm not going to vote for an ordinance that carries jail time.  I'm just not".

Miranda:  "I understand that.  I would venture to say that most of these individuals already have a record.  I'm just taking a guess".

Monteleone: "That's an unfair statement".

Council did revise the proposed ordinance to make it applicable 24 hours a day.

They'll take a final vote June 6th.



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