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Noise ordinance is nonsense

OK, now we have a new enforcer on the streets issuing tickets for noise. What total nonsense. OK, since there are these sensitive citizens who cannot enjoy music, I declare Pig Out in the Park to be canceled. Then we demand no music at the powwows, etc. No concerts anywhere in Spokane.

Folks, how long must the few spoiled oranges be tolerated with this silly City Council? We in the county need to be able to vote for Spokane mayor and City Council.

Joseph Fitzpatrick

Cheney


 

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