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SLO to deploy pilot program to combat excessive noise

The San Luis Obispo city council approved a pilot program that would allow hosts of parties to register their events with the city before the event takes place.

Representatives say the pilot program will encourage “responsible management of parties.”

Under the pilot program, residents can register their event with the police department and be given the courtesy of a warning by police if any neighbors complain about noise levels.

If a registered party receives a warning, the party will have 20 minutes to address the noise level or receive a visit from the police. If a second complaint is lodged, police will be dispatched and event organizers may be cited.

Unregistered parties will not receive a warning and police will be dispatched and citations may be issued following the first complaint.

The police department will manage the program and registration forms will be submitted at the records counter and then reviewed by the Neighborhood Outreach Manager.

The program will begin on the first weekend of May. Community outreach will begin to inform residents of the program.

To register your event, you must visit the police department at least one week before your event, be at least 18 years old and have a photo ID.

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