Norwalk officials consider capping noise level in SoNo
Some Norwalk business owners are gearing up for a debate over decibels as the city explores enacting stricter noise limits.
South Norwalk is one of the trendier areas of western Connecticut, with new bars and clubs opening regularly.
As a result of the added commotion, city leaders are now exploring lowering the legal noise level to 45 decibels at night. Violations could carry bigger fines, too.
Bars have been circulating a petition and are warning that more rules could mean fewer nightlife options.
Norwalk Common Council members say they want to study the noise reduction idea more before they take action.