I understand your concern. In practice the legislation will only
target those who are blasting the
neighborhood. Rather than just seizing cars for the loud booming music like
they do in Chicago, however, we wanted to give some more objective criteria
for holding the car for evidence purposes when there are sound devices in
the vehicle that demonstrate that it is most likely the case that some
pretty intense booming music was heard by the police officer.
The legislation is broadly stated, because, frankly, residents are fed
up with the shaking and deafening music that some of these vehicles are
spewing on the street.
I am not trying to harm or disparage car audio enthusiasts. I can
assure you that the intent is not to affect folks who will be getting a
permit and entering audio competitions outside of our residential areas.
I do intend to be trying to work with local audiophiles as we do an
educational effort to reduce the loud booming music in our neighborhoods.
And, we will be working with them as we monitor the application of the law.
I can understand your concern. If this legislation is applied too
broadly, I can assure you that I will be leading the charge to change it.