NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans City Council failed to pass a new sound ordinance Thursday after a 3-3 vote.
New sound ordinance ultimately does not pass, 3-3— Monica Hernandez (@MHernandezWWL) April 24, 2014
Council members LaToya Cantrell, Jackie Clarkson and Cynthia Hedge-Morrell voted against the ordinance. Kristin Palmer, Susan Guidry and James Gray voted in favor of it.
Councilwoman Stacy Head missed the meeting and did not place a vote.
The ordinance would have set lower limits on decibel levels outside of bars and clubs around Bourbon Street. It also would have decriminalized noise violations by setting fines and lifted a curfew on playing musical instruments.
The council also tried to include last-minute amendments, which many members of the public took issue with.
Ultimately, the council agrees the current sound ordinance needs to be reformed, but they need more time to do it right.