MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new City Council member is proposing an ordinance that would require nearly every music-oriented venue in Minneapolis to make earplugs available to patrons for free.
The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/1f3LlZB) the ordinance proposed by Jacob Frey is a first of its kind, and would affect about 185 businesses. The ear plugs would also be free for the city and the venues.
The proposal is scheduled for a public hearing April 1.
It's being pushed by apparel company Locally Grown, Globally Known; the Miracle-Ear Foundation; and 3M.
Attorney Cam Winton, who ran as an independent for mayor this fall, says the government shouldn't mandate something because it's a good idea. He says there is a role in society for personal responsibility.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com