From an anonymous comment on Leucadia Blog last February:
At Wednesday's council meeting Jerome Stocks was suddenly talking about quiet zones for the railroad. I think it finally dawned on him that his developer friend DeWald would need some "special" help similar to what he has done for Michael Pattison and David Meyer on many occasions.
Too bad the comment was anonymous. That commenter could do a victory lap. Just as DeWald starts selling his railroad condos, he can assure prospective buyers that making the taxpayers pay to silence the train horns is a top city council priority.