The existing noise ordinance for Escambia County has been struck down by the local courts as being too vague and not treating all areas of the County consistently. The noise ordinance for Pensacola Beach had a universal 24/7 sound level limit of 70 decibels , and did not differentiate between different land uses – residential and commercial. A new ordinance is being drafted and will be presented to the Escambia Board of County Commissioners on Oct. 11th.
PBA member Ray Ascherfeld is accumulating signatures on petitions to present to the BOCC to support a more sensible noise ordinance for the Beach and the whole County. If you are interested in signing the petition to support his effort, call Ray at 934-8977.