LaMattina and Government Operations Committee to Hold Hearing
Regarding Nuisance Control Ordinance
(Boston- October 19, 2012) Responding to constituent concerns
regarding excessively loud parties in the North End and throughout
Boston, District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End /
Waterfront, Charlestown, East Boston) filed “An Ordinance Regarding
Nuisance Control” this past August. On Thursday October 25th, City
Councilor Sal LaMattina will hold a hearing in the Iannella Chamber
at 6:00PM regarding the nuisance control ordinance and encourages
residents to attend.
The purpose of the ordinance is to address the harm and disturbances
caused by unruly gatherings in the city’s neighborhood. This
ordinance does not prevent social gatherings nor does it
discriminate against students and responsible absentee landlords.
Under the proposal, penalties may be assessed to the persons
involved for a first violation; and, for the second and subsequent
violations, the persons involved as well as the property owners will
also be fined if the second violation occurred within the year and
the property owner received sufficient notice of the first
violation. The fine imposed for the first violation shall be $100.00
(one-hundred dollars) and for the second and subsequent violations,
the penalty shall be $300.00 (three-hundred dollars).
The goal of the ordinance is to create an ongoing dialogue between
Boston Police, the City Agencies, property owners, tenants and when
necessary, educational institutions
Please join Councilor LaMattina at this public hearing. Residents
will be allowed to testify in support of the ordinance if they wish.