City Officials Seek Solution to Coliseum Noise Problem

"There must be no repeat of Saturday night's shenanigans."

Alameda Deputy City Manager Alexander Nguyen issued the following statement Monday is response to hundreds of complaints from local residents about noise from the Beyond Wonderland event at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Saturday night:

"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."

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C. Bell October 02, 2012 at 07:04 PM
I agree that show producer knew full well and the officials having issued the permit allowing this to go even beyond 11pm was more than enough. This type of even belongs out in the desert along with Burning Man. Their volume can then exceed any decibel limit allowed. NV could really use the revenue from such an event. I live in Alameda near Bay Farm Island Bridge and my walls shoots at different times during the evening. Most neighbors were outside at 1 a.m. wondering when they would be able to go to sleep and quite angry about the disturbance that went on far too long. Yep, let the producers take this show to the desert!
Cross Creason October 02, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Thank you, Supervisor Chan ! OAKLAND (KCBS) – An Alameda County supervisor is demanding a review of policies and procedures after a bass-thumping, music-reverberating rave at the O.co Coliseum literally shook some of her constituents awake late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. “I got complaints as far away as San Lorenzo, which is seven or eight miles from here,” said Supervisor Wilma Chan. “I got a call at one in the morning at my house. And they said if I can’t sleep, you can’t sleep.”
CHRISTINA A. October 02, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Warren D. Serkin October 02, 2012 at 10:10 PM
I'm feel very safe in saying that the vast majority of those who attended the "rave" last Saturday night are all very nice people. I'm also certain that you all had a great time. That being said, the people who put on the event had no right to inflict loud, obnoxious music and others who didn't pay for it, didn't attend the event and didn't want to listen to it. It's very easy for someone reading the posts of most of those here supporting the event that they're all self-centered, insensitive, rude, obnoxious, arrogant punks. Right or wrong, that's the impression you're giving everyone else, doing a real dis service to the majority of those who attended the event and who posted here.
Sideline October 02, 2012 at 10:53 PM
I guess this answers my question from earlier today about "who's in charge??". From another story here on Alameda Patch: "But Ignacio DeLaFuente, chair of the Oakland-Alameda Co. Coliseum Authority, said in a recent radio interview with KCBS that the manager of the Coliseum, the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), has a free hand in managing the site and doesn't answer to the board." Translation = we'll never know.


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