This led directly to last week's news of repeated harassment of the Kraken.
In a wild roller-coaster ride, bar owner Ron Crilley canceled all concerts following a spate of Encinitas noise citations that reportedly were not based on citizen complaints. (The nearest residences are hundreds of yards from the bar.)Time to re-think those new "proactive" enforcement powers the council gave to Planning Director Jeff Murphy and his staff?
The citations stem from a weird regulation that no sound at all should be emitted from a bar with an entertainment license. (Does that mean that no doors should open because, God forbid, music from a jukebox might spring out? Can windows not be open? Are we talking about bars or bordellos?)
Go ahead, Encinitas. Enforce noise standards, but put the onus on responsible, reasonable citizens, not drive-by inspectors under orders to keep the absolute peace and quiet.