Paso Robles updating Noise Ordinance policy

Posted at 12:10 PM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 15:10:00-04

The city of Paso Robles is updating its Noise Ordinance policy and asking the public for input.

The current Noise Ordinance policy for the city dates back to 2003.  Since then, the city has expanded significantly with tourism and development.

Over the summer, a consultant was hired to gather data on the noise.  Now the plan is to create new policies that conform with the changes to the city.

The consultant says some spots with more noise include areas near the Paso Robles Event Center and Vina Robles.  The city wants to hear from the community about any areas where noise increased.

“We take that data, and that data shows it’s fairly quiet in the city once you get away from the major noise sources. We use that to say, okay, this is what people are used to. Here’s how we want to focus our policies to maintain this high quality of life that people in Paso Robles have,” said Paul Bollard, Noise Ordinance consultant.

On Tuesday night, the city is hosting a public outreach meeting to share results of ambient noise surveys done over the summer. The city also wants to hear if there are any concerns about noise levels during certain times of the day.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Public Safety Center, which is located at 900 Park Street.

The policies will be finalized in the next couple of months.