FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 29, 2005
MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION OVERHAULING NOISE CODE
Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
"The next bill before me is Introductory Number 397-A, sponsored at the Administration's request by Council Members Gennaro, Avella, Comrie, Fidler, Jackson, Provenzano, Recchia, Weprin, Liu, Addabbo and the Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. This bill adopts a new noise code for the City of New York.
"Noise complaints continue to be the number one quality of life issue for New York City residents. In fiscal year 2005, the City's 3-1-1 hotline logged over 335,000 noise complaints. Unfortunately, the City's noise code is over 30 years old and is archaic and out of date. The legislation before me today establishes a flexible, yet enforceable noise code that responds to the need for peace and quiet while maintaining New York's reputation as the 'City that never sleeps.'
"The overhaul of the noise code is the last piece of our first term legislative agenda. I want to thank the Department of Environmental Protection, the Law Department, the City Council and the many industry and community groups involved in drafting this code for their hard work and commitment to this issue."
Edward Skyler / Jordan Barowitz (212) 788-2958