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File #: ORD. 2022-219    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 6/28/2022 In control: Governmental Operations Standing Committee
On agenda: 9/12/2022 Final action:
Title: To repeal City Code ?? 11-19-11-50, concerning sound control, to repeal City Code ? 26-929, concerning advertising and vehicles carrying sound devices on streets, and to amend ch. 11, art. II of the City Code by adding therein new ?? 11-32-11-38 for the purpose of modifying the City's sound control program.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney, President Newbille, Katherine Jordan, Ann-Frances Lambert, Michael Jones
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2022-219
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To repeal City Code ?? 11-19-11-50, concerning sound control, to repeal City Code ? 26-929, concerning advertising and vehicles carrying sound devices on streets, and to amend ch. 11, art. II of the City Code by adding therein new ?? 11-32-11-38 for the purpose of modifying the City's sound control program.
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THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That sections 11-19 through 11-31 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020) be and hereby are repealed as follows:
[Sec. 11-19. Title and application of article generally.
This article may be cited as the "Sound Control Ordinance of the City of Richmond." It shall be applicable to the control of sound originating within the corporate limits of the City of Richmond, Virginia.
Sec. 11-20. Definitions.
The following terms, when used in this article, shall have the meanings hereinafter ascribed to them, unless otherwise clearly provided or indicated by the context:
ANSI means the American National Standards Institute and any successor or successors.
Daytime extended hours means the period beginning at 11:00 p.m. of each day and ending at 7:00 a.m. of the next day, local time, for which the Chief Administrative Officer or the designee thereof has expressly authorized the relevant activity in writing for reasons related to the health or safety of persons engaged in the activity or for reasons related to Federal or State funding requirements.
Daytime hours means the period each day beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m., local time.
dBA means the sound pressure level in decibels as measured on a sound level meter using the A-weighting network. For purposes of this article, sound pressure levels shall be measured at the place where sound is perceived to constitute a violation of this article and not at the place where it originates.
Decibel means a unit for measuring the volume of a sound, equal to 20 times the logarithm to the base ten of the ratio...

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