Turning down Temecula – New noise ordinance limits bands, construction

Temecula will soon be a quieter town than ever before. On Sept. 25, the City Council approved an ordinance which will limit noise and give code enforcers the right to ticket violators.

Though the county already has laws limiting noise, the city designed the ordinance to give it the power to cite offenders.

Violating the ordinance is a misdemeanor, and punishments range from a verbal warning to $1,000 and six months in jail. Local police, park rangers and code enforcers all have the power to cite residents.

The council approved the ordinance for the first time at the meeting. The council still needs to approve the ordinance on its second hearing

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