Thursday, January 29, 2009

If this house is a rockin'...

This just in from Web Watch (to register for Web Watch, visit this link)...

"The Pomona City Council made several changes to an ordinance that deals with loud and disturbing parties and music. These changes became effective on December 17, 2008. The Pomona Police Department will be enforcing these changes and will be issuing a citation to persons responsible for the loud and disturbing party. Until now, residents could host loud parties just about as often as they wanted with little or no consequence, other than angry neighbors. The City of Pomona recognizes these unsafe parties as a threat to the public peace, health, safety, and general welfare of the city.


"Music or any other type of disturbance that's plainly audible more than 50 feet from its source, between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am, will be a violation. A disturbance between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm that's plainly audible from 150 feet will also be a violation. The person responsible for the party can expect to be issued a citation for a violation of this noise ordinance. The violation will be filed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.


"These loud party and music calls are more prevalent on Friday and Saturday nights and continue into the early morning hours. The Police Department receives several calls-for-service to these disturbing parties, and this becomes a drain on the Pomona Police Department's resources. Other violations committed by partygoers, and associated with these loud parties are; littering of alcohol containers, urinating in public, parking violations, physical altercations, public intoxication, and drunk driving. The City of Pomona would like to urge anyone planning a large party to seek a safe and suitable venue. Please keep your neighbors in mind before you have a large party at your home.

"Cpl. D. Johnson"

26 comments:

  1. i wish notices would be sent out to inform people of the new ordinance. but that may not be a viable feat

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  2. The city could be planning on including a notice in the water bill, but I wonder how many of these noise complaints might be originating from repeat violators.

    Is there a monetary penalty with this citation?

    Ed

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  3. Yes, there is a monetary penalty, finally. This also applies to a vehicle on the street or driveway at any time during the day blasting their stereos for more than a few minutes. Noise pollution is just that... and now it comes with a price. Please, everyone let's put a stop to these loud obnoxious parties and stop the city from becoming another Huntington Park or South Gate.

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  4. Pride in Garfield ParkFebruary 6, 2009 at 6:23 PM

    Wow, if this applies to cars on the streets, some of the visitors to Garfield Park will be in for a surprise when they park their cars, blast the tunes, then chill out in the shady spots of the park.

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  5. Does this also apply to that ice cream truck that blasts his music every night around 8:00pm? I just moved to this city and its driving me up the wall.

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  6. What do you do about screaming, yelling, children in the yard between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.? Slamming metal gate on house door that can be heard clearly across the street by a nurse trying to sleep during the day.

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  7. ha, those kids are up yelling and slamming doors till midnight

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  8. the ice cream trucks and "street vendors" are in clear violation. Yelling about TAMALES and honking their loud horns that awaken newborn babies!!!

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  9. It took me 30 minutes to reach the authority (Pomona, Chino Hills) when I called to report Noise after being held and transferred from lines to lines. Finally, they said that Police would be there... and you know what? I patiently waited for one and a half hour to watch over the street (where the noise comes from)... And No Police officer ever came!

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    1. you are right!! my neighbor is blasting their music like a night club. I called twice and I waited...it's about an hour and 25 min...no police is there yet to shut down their music. Why am I paying taxes to the police department that can't even do a simple job. Pomona PD rating: 1

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  10. What about the loud curse filled music that starts playing as soon as i get home from work. Just how i want to enjoy my nights outside with the kids, listening to songs with curse words!

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  12. Will people be cited if they play loud music constantly? I think they should be cited as a way to motivate them to stop playing loud music and so police doesn't have to waste their time on these people.

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  13. If the city would fine these people then the would get more money to fix the city and those that play the music would stop.

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  14. I think people should just calm down. People should be able to have parties and celebrations at their home. Its a different story when its every weekend. But if you are doin it as once a year I dont see the problem. Some people are just too sensitive.

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    1. Calm down? When I need to be up early? Right. Throwing a loud party at midnight is called inconsiderate. What did your parents teach you?

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    2. You try getting up early like 2:30 am to catch 4:30 am train to be at work by 6:am to get to work people at berkley apartments don't work so can blast music when ever they feel like it cops can't do anything time for sheriff to take over settle these people down follow rules like we have to.

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  15. Had pomona police officer at my home 2:30 am Saturday morning nice lady said she couldn't do anything take up with mayors office still think sheriffs will not mess around and settle these 40-50 year old juvenile delinquents down who depend on us for free assistance

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  16. Would like to see what new mayor would do with this problem.

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  17. Would like to see what new mayor would do with this problem.

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  18. Why doesn't the mayor get sheriff to replace ineffective police department ?

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  19. Pomona police not trained enough to handle unruly community like pomona will never get any respect .

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  20. Still a lot noise issues awful community the people in berkley apartments sleep all day party all night 24/7 I have to work to support their bad habits!

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  21. Look forward to moving soon asap!!

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  22. It would be nice if there were a cap on loud construction noise. I would much rather listen to a noisy party than the neighbors banging on my rood and wall the past few weeks. I'm about to lose my sanity.

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