ATLANTA -- An Atlanta council member is getting loud about an Atlanta ordinance designed to keep things quiet.

Councilman Howard Shook released a statement on Tuesday calling for the repeal of the city's noise ordinance since, in his opinion, it isn't even being enforced.


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“I’ve tried for years to understand why the police and city solicitors willfully ignore this key law, especially after they and council participated in two excruciating rewrites at their direction,” Shook said in the statement. “At the end of both exercises, they swore they had what they needed-but nothing has changed.”

He said in the letter that the "last straw" came when police told him that a bar with 92 noise complaints didn't have a single citation.

In closing, he said that Atlanta's noise ordinance "has the effectiveness of mammary glands on a fish."