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Noise Task Force

The Noise Task Force was created by the Board of Supervisors in Section 2918 of the noise control ordinance. Between 2008 and 2011, the Noise Task Force met quarterly to exchange information regarding noise abatement matters including:

  • Motor vehicle noise control,
  • Coordination of complaint response,
  • Animal noise control,
  • Implementation of building codes related to acoustical insulation of new residential construction,
  • Oversight of complaints regarding entertainment noise,
  • Implementation of General Plan Policies related to noise,
  • Environmental review,
  • Maintenance and upgrades to noise control ordinance as needed, and
  • Coordination of noise abatement activities that involve more than one department.

In addition, the Task Force provided consultation services and assistance to the Director of Public Health for the purpose of facilitating coordinated implementation of the duties necessary to oversee and implement the noise control ordinance in a manner that protects the acoustical environment of San Francisco as well as the people from health impacts associated with noise. The voting members of the Task Force were staff in city departments who were assigned noise enforcement responsibilities; non-voting members represented Departments or Agencies whose work or purchases directly impact the acoustical environment of the City. The Noise Task Force reported annually to the Board of Supervisors regarding progress in protecting the noise environment, solving complaints, and necessary enabling legislation required to meet its legislative mandate.

Noise Task Force Board of Supervisors, 2008-2011
  • Tom Rivard, Department of Public Health
  • Scott Oswald, 311
  • Cecilia Mangoba, City Attorney's Office
  • Nancy George, Department of Public Works
  • Michael Jacinto, Planning Department
  • Jocelyn Kane, Entertainment Commission
  • Bill Coggan, San Francisco Police Department
  • Denny Kern, Department of Parks and Recreation

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

September 2011

April 2011

November 2010

July 2010

February 2010

October 2009

May 2009

February 2009

November 2008