The following news release is from Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s office:
Councilor LaMattina and Government Operations Committee to Hold Hearing Regarding Nuisance Control Ordinance
Responding to constituent concerns regarding excessively loud parties in the North End and throughout Boston, District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End / Waterfront, Charlestown, East Boston) filed “An Ordinance Regarding Nuisance Control” this past August. On Thursday October 25th, City Councilor Sal LaMattina will hold a hearing in the Ianella Chamber at 6:00PM regarding the nuisance control ordinance and encourages residents to attend.
The purpose of the ordinance is to address the harm and disturbances caused by unruly gatherings in the city’s neighborhood. This ordinance does not prevent social gatherings nor does it discriminate against students and responsible absentee landlords. Under the proposal, penalties may be assessed to the persons involved for a first violation; and, for the second and subsequent violations, the persons involved as well as the property owners will also be fined if the second violation occurred within the year and the property owner received sufficient notice of the first violation.
The fine imposed for the first violation shall be $100.00 (one-hundred dollars) and for the second and subsequent violations, the penalty shall be $300.00 (three-hundred dollars).
The goal of the ordinance is to create an ongoing dialogue between Boston Police, the City Agencies, property owners, tenants and when necessary, educational institutions.
Please join Councilor LaMattina at this public hearing. Residents will be allowed to testify in support of the ordinance if they wish.
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