EDITOR: With all the talk about going green, our carbon footprint, air and water pollution, recycling, making a better planet, I haven’t heard any talk about noise pollution.
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Anyone who lives near highway 50 and especially in Placerville knows all about noise pollution. The motorcycles are the worst but then there’s the street racers and truck engine brakes, they all rule the airways at all hours and it seems nothing is being done about it. Sometimes I don’t want to sit in my yard it’s so noisy. The decibel level can’t be good for our health or psyche. I, myself would like to move out of Placerville for just these reasons.
It would be nice if the state of California would take on this cause like all the other causes it does, or better yet if our City Council would address this issue, maybe update an existing law or make some new sound ordinances that could be enforced. Revenue from citations could add to the city coffers. Placerville would be a better place to live again, that nice, peaceful foothill town I once knew.