- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The latest effort at compromise on an ordinance to bring down the noise level in New Orleans has failed after two hours of debate before the City Council.

The revised ordinance would have established new caps on decibel levels along Bourbon Street. It also would have set specific limits for bass-heavy sounds and shifted responsibility for carrying out the law from the police force to the Health Department.

But debate bogged down Thursday with disagreements regarding time periods when louder music could be played and changes to a curfew for street performers. The proposed ordinance died on a 3-3 tie with one council member absent.

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