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Committee Approves Unplugged Patio Performances

The idea of acoustic music on restaurant and bar patios moved ahead after a 5-1 vote by the city’s Planning and Environment Committee.

Only Joni Baechler voted against easing the current bylaw that bans any live music outside on patios and decks. Some residents living near establishments with patios expressed concerns about noise levels.

The concept still requires approval by full city council at next week’s meeting. ┬áIf it moves ahead, a pilot project would launch this summer.