Noise from Oakland Coliseum

City of Alameda responds to weekend noise at the Oakland Coliseum.

Dear Alameda Resident:

Last Saturday night, and into early Sunday, many Alameda residents were
subjected to excessive noise emanating from the Oakland Coliseum, where there
was a permitted outdoor event.

Mayor Marie Gilmore and City Manager John Russo have been on the phone to officials from Oakland, Alameda County and the Coliseum to express Alameda’s displeasure with the unacceptable and unusual level of noise coming from the Coliseum this weekend.

The City of Oakland has issued a formal, public apology for the event. We accept the apology but we must insure that there will be no repeat of Saturday night’s shenanigans.

Mayor Gilmore is working with Alameda’s representative on the County Board of Supervisors, Wilma Chan, to seek an agreement from Oakland and the Coliseum that the Coliseum’s events end at midnight, and that outdoor events require specific rules for noise control which, at a minimum, comply with Oakland’s own noise ordinance.

We will post the result of our efforts on the City of Alameda’s webpage.


Alexander Nguyen

Deputy City Manager

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Cross Creason October 02, 2012 at 07:01 AM
Glad you see it that way. Would also be interesting to see statistics regarding enforcement of the noise ordinances against boom stereos in cars in Alameda. Although they don't tend to last 8 hours like the "music" on Saturday, they can be louder because more proximate (the stereos are in fact marketed for their ability to shake houses -- real nice stuff).
Bernice October 02, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Deputy City Manager Alexander Nguyen, I agree with Cross Creason. What is the City of Alameda doing to curb the noise and disruption caused by booming car stereos? Especially by motorist that use these car stereos to repeatedly harass home owners in Alameda?
Cecelia Leong October 02, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Thank you for keeping us posted.


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