Goals & Policies

Goal Five
Minimize the impact of point-source noises and ambient noise levels throughout the community.
  • Policy 5.1 - Continue to enforce the noise ordinance to control point-source noise.
  • Policy 5.2 - Incorporate noise impact considerations into the development review process, particularly the relationship of parking and ingress / egress, loading, and refuse collection areas to surrounding residential and other noise-sensitive land uses.
  • Policy 5.3 - Require that new multifamily residential developments incorporate design features and approaches which minimize the intrusion of ambient noise into private and common outdoor spaces.
  • Policy 5.4 - Enforce and revise as necessary city ordinances regulating hours for construction activity.
  • Policy 5.5 - Direct the Police Department to aggressively enforce state motor vehicle code regulations pertaining to vehicle noise.
  • Policy 5.6 - Support efforts of state and federal agencies to reduce motor vehicle noise in newer-model vehicles.
  • Policy 5.7 - Ensure that city operated buses are maintained to minimize noise production.
Goal Six
Minimize the noise impacts associated with the development of residential uses above or near commercial uses in mixed use developments.
  • Policy 6.1 - Require that mixed use structures be designed to prevent transfer of noise and vibration from the commercial to the residential use.
  • Policy 6.2 - Locate balconies and windows of residential units in mixed use projects away from the primary street and other major noise sources.
Goal Seven
Reduce aircraft noise impacts on Monterey Park residents and businesses.
  • Policy 7.1 - Work with surrounding jurisdictions to impress upon local congresspersons and U.S. senators the need to improve aircraft noise standards and ensure that the impacts created by airports are equally shared throughout the Los Angeles basin.
  • Policy 7.2 - Restrict the establishment of helipads to those areas of the city where overflights of residential neighborhoods can be avoided, except where such operations are needed to support critical medical and emergency response facilities.