SPD has its own problems to solve right now. And while there are bigger questions about our neighborhood identities, and smaller but important questions about those identities, too, CHS has another riddle of living in the big city to solve: At what hour should the bucket drummers of Pike/Pine cease operations?
Here’s an email we received from a reader:
I live on the corner of E Pine and Broadway. Bucket drummers have been playing at all hours and the SPD have done nothing about it. This has been going on since the summer. I figured that when the weather turned cold it would cease but that has not been the case. It is my impression that during the day this may be legal but that noise ordinances kick in at 11pm. Last night they started at 10:30pm and ended a little after 4am. This has become the norm. Sometimes they start around 1am or so. Myself and other tenants have called the police many times (including last night) and nothing is ever done. I have asked officers about how this gels with noise ordinances and have not once been given a straight answer. Can you assist? Can you throw this problem out there so more people who are affected by it can chime in?