New PAC Seeks Changes in Houston's Noise Ordinances

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A group of people tied to the local music scene have banded together to form a PAC that will lobby for changes in the Houston noise ordinance.

The Greater Houston Entertainment Coalition PAC says it wants to work with the city to improve recent changes to the ordinance, changes which many have said hamper clubs and bars from doing business.

"Our goal is to begin constructively working with the City of Houston, the Houston Police Department, and other organizations and stakeholders to address growing concerns regarding our industry, more specifically the recently passed amendments to the noise ordinance" said Stephen Bundrick, a sound engineer who is the group's treasurer.

The group's formation was announced in advance of a a public meeting tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at the EB Cape Center on 4501 Leeland.

"Although we recognize the need for balance between businesses and neighborhood concerns, we feel there is still a lot of work to be done to achieve that goal," said Michael Paolucci, owner of several bars in the Midtown area. "That is why we have taken it upon ourselves as an industry to provide meaningful feedback and professional expertise on these types of issues. We're doing what we can to try and be good neighbors while being a continued part of this city's diversity and creative spirit."

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