I live on a residential street in North Park, on the eastern edge of Hillcrest. Over the years, my neighbors and I have lodged numerous complaints with SDPD about late-night noise generally caused by inebriated bar patrons. The most outrageous noise is that of loud car stereos.

The city has a tough noise ordinance, but it’s clear that police policy is not to enforce it. Citations are rarely if ever issued.

Over the years, various explanations have been given to this writer by police officers in the Western Division as to why the noise ordinance is not enforced. But these explanations have never made any sense.

Excessive noise is a significant quality of life issue, especially in the inner city. Tough and consistent enforcement of the noise ordinance should be given a high priority.

Don Skolnik lives in North Park.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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