Dallas has announced a task force that will look for a compromise between businesses in Deep Ellum and neighbors pushing for a quieter environment.

The task force will be headed by District 2 City Councilman Jesse Moreno and includes the Deep Ellum Foundation, Deep Ellum Community Association, district entertainment and live-music venue owners. The Department of Code Compliance Services will also be working with neighbors to create amendments to citywide regulations to address noise complaints.

“Now is a critically important time to support local businesses as they continue to recover,” Moreno said in a release. “At the same time, we must find solutions that both allow businesses to thrive and maintain quality of life for their neighbors and nearby residents who have been drawn to the Deep Ellum district to enjoy these rich amenities. As such, I am drawing upon the resources of the City of Dallas and forming a new task force in partnership with the Deep Ellum community to find joint solutions to noise.”

Though the rules haven’t changed, the enforcement of them has. CBS 11 reported Code Compliance has given out nine noise citations in Deep Ellum since April.

“We’re not asking to be an exception,” Jessica Brodsky, a bartender at The Green Room, told CBS. “We’re asking for a compromise.”


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