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‘Agent of change’ discussion meeting scheduled
The city’s Economic Development Department has moved the third stakeholder meeting related to the long-brewing “agent of change” ordinance – or Amplified Sound Compatibility in cityspeak. The discussion session is scheduled to take place Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at LZR, the former La Zona Rosa concert venue that has been repurposed as a multipurpose event and gathering space in recent years. Topics at the meeting will include an overview of the agent of change concept, compliance and enforcement of noise limits, how to mitigate sound from entertainment venues, and possible partnerships within the community that can make the ordinance successful. The city is asking those interested in the issue to take a survey that will be used in the feedback process, which will then be worked into recommendations for City Council.