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Mérida’s noise revisions remain under review; vote may take weeks

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Mérida, Yucatán — Noise regulations aren’t as imminent as earlier indicated.

Reforms to the Urban Development regulation in the fight against noise are still in the revision phase, although it is expected that in a few weeks it may be discussed in the City Council, reports La Jornada Maya.

A councilman earlier told local media that the reforms were expected within days.

PAN councilman José Luis Martínez Semerena reported that the regulations are being reviewed by the Dirección de Gobernación and then by the Comisión de Gobierno before being turned over to the City Council.

Politicians say they have worked on the measure for months, ensuring that it is able to withhold a court challenge and also reflects the needs of both businesses and residents.

Martínez said that musicians alarmed for their livelihood were misled by local media. The regulations will emphasize soundproofing, but won’t actually silence the nightclubs. It will simply bring the music indoors.

The president of the Canaco, the local Chamber of Commerce, defended the pending noise-control regulations.

Michel Salum Francis also rejected the notion that a crackdown on after-hours bars in the Centro and elsewhere will end the fun and wreak havoc in establishments of this type.

“Live music and what are trumpets and percussions, on terraces, can play until 11:30 at night, which is going to be the schedule. After that time, they can have ambient music that does not affect anyone; they’re not killing the business and if they want to have live music together, it’s going to have to be inside the venue,” he explained.

“We are not interested in anyone leaving. There has to be an order and this has been stipulated; the businesses will have to make adjustments, when renewing their land use licenses. That will make them have to stick to all this,” said Salum.

“It’s not just winning, winning, winning and not investing in anything. So we must invest, we must adapt to the new rules, to the rules of coexistence and I believe that with a good job it will be very good and nothing will happen, life in the Centro will continue. This is not just for the Centro, the law is for all places throughout the city,” he said.

Sources: ACOM, La Jornada Maya

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