Noise Ordinance - Changes Based on Resident Input
Pursuant to City Council's request for enhanced community engagement, residents have been provided mulitiple opportunities to review the proposed amendments to the City's noise ordinance and to provide their comments and recommended textual changes.
Council members Moss and Tower, along with City staff, have reviewed the recommended changes and comments from residents submitted during the Second Round survey and have prepared a reconciled proposed amendment document. Attached below is a red-lined copy of the reconciled document as well as a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet addresses the recommended changes as well as specific concerns and/or questions. The designation of “policy decision” means that a decision on change/no change is a City Council determination.
Please provide your comments on the updated proposed ordinance in the box below. The survey will remain open until midnight on Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Additionally, there will be two public listening sessions. City Attorney Mark Stiles will provide a presentation regarding the comments and requested changes received and there will be an opportunity for residents to provide their input to Council members Tower and Moss. Those meetings will take place:
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Princess Anne High School Auditorium
4400 Virginia Beach Blvd.
First meeting: 3:30-5:00 pm
Second Meeting: 6:30-8:00 pm
This item appeared on the City Council agenda for October 18 and was deferred to December 6, 2022. It will appear on City Council’s agenda that day and you will have an additional opportunity to speak to the entire City Council prior to the vote on the item.
For reference, the current noise ordinance can be viewed here: ARTICLE II. - NOISE | Code of Ordinances | Virginia Beach, VA | Municode Library
To learn more about the noise ordinance history and view a video presentaion by the City Attorney, please visit www.VBgov.com/Noise.