Although I can see how the Merriweather sound exemption aids the venue, I am not convinced that it is economically advantageous for Columbia residents and developers. In recent years a growing number of us in Columbia and adjacent
Like smoking, noise is a hazard that brings pleasure to some at the expense of others and can lead to a host of health ailments. The county needs to enforce the current rules. While I understand that many residents enjoy the music, can't they still do that under existing law? Howard County prides itself on its goals of health and civility; this bill promotes neither. Our legislators should rethink.