JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There's a new move to fight noise coming from Metropolitan Park. A proposed ordinance will go before the Jacksonville City Council Tuesday night to appease frustrated neighbors in St. Nicholas.
X 102.9's Program Director Aaron Schachter said securing big bands to perform in Jacksonville has become nearly impossible.
"It's almost like the nightmare that won't go away," he said.
The new ordinance is being introduced to City Council outlines restrictions for concerts at Metropolitan Park. Councilman Don Redman is once again leading the charge.
"People were complaining because and it was basically not because of the loudness but the bass that vibrated the windows in their houses," Redman said.
A committee dug into the dilemma and drafted the new proposal. It outlines a curfew and sets sound levels. They are challenges, but all guidelines Schachter said they can work with. It's the unending debate that's actually silencing the speakers for them.
"It's very hard to attract big-name bands who are touring the entire country when we can't tell them what venue we're going to be at," Schachter said.
All promoters can hope now is City Council makes up their mind once and for all. Redman feels confident this solution will satisfy everyone.
"It just shows when everybody works together and willing to try and keep everybody happy, you can do it," he said.
Another option city council is tossing around is moving all major concerts away from Met Park and out to the Equestrian Center.