The pro and anti ordinance factions have most certainly talked to one another. Many of us sat on the sound ordinance working group together from 2010 on, several of us work together in neighborhood associations, another assortment of 'warring parties' serve together on the board of the French Quarter Management District. One of the many reasons MaCCNO has been reluctant to embrace the rhetoric of a 'war on music' is because we all know the parties involved and like to think that despite disagreements and differing agendas we all want a livable, functional New Orleans. We generally see each other in council chambers every few weeks, and the reading of the Oxford Acoustics report was like old home week. We've talked as we tried to build consensus around an office of noise enforcement, we've talked as we've done line by line readings of the city commissioned Oxford Acoustics report, in fact, I wager the only time we haven't talked is when the work undertaken in good faith to produce an equitable, enforceable noise ordinance was thrown out and VCPORAs version was snuck in.
Nope, but I like to think of New York as our most northern suburb...
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