Revisions to New Orleans’ sound ordinance — in particular how it pertains to Bourbon Street and some other sections of the French Quarter — are on hold while the City Council’s hired sound expert conducts a series of meetings to try to allay concerns of residents, club owners and musicians.
David Woolworth will hold three public sessions on sound measurements in the French Quarter, according to Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer’s office, which has been spearheading the effort to draw up revisions.
The first session will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the St. Ann Cottage on Bourbon Street, hosted by the French Quarter Management District. Woolworth will also hold sessions Feb. 24 and March 6, actually heading out into the Quarter to demonstrate how he takes sound readings.
There’s not likely to be a City Council vote before those meetings have wrapped up.
It’s not hard to see why the council would want to allow more time for discussion on the topic.