Bend Holds Open House to Review Proposed Noise Code Amendments


The public is invited to attend an open house on proposed amendments to the City of Bend Noise Code. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 7 from 4-6pm. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall St. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and share your ideas.

City staff has met with a group of interested and informed citizens, including event coordinators and neighborhood representatives, in an effort to develop code amendments in response to concerns about noise.

The committee worked to clarify where and how noise is measured and to identify appropriate decibel limits to ensure that residents won’t be disturbed by noise in their homes after 10 p.m. This included developing a permit process for limited exceptions to the noise ordinance requiring neighborhood notification and a point of contact during events. There was also agreement to establish escalating penalties for repeat violations.

The proposed code revisions are posted on the City website,, on the City Recorder’s page. The City Council is expected to consider these amendments at its May 16, 2012 meeting.

If you are unable to attend the open house on May 7, please send your comments or questions to City Recorder Robyn Christie at rchristie@ci.bend.or.usor 541-388-5517.


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