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Calif. City Moves To Freeze Ice Cream Trucks' Music Output

NPR
Friday, July 12, 2013

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For many kids, the music of ice cream trucks is the sound of summer. For some adults, however, it ruins peace and quiet. The Long Beach City Council has drafted legislation to limit when ice cream trucks can play music.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene. For many kids, the music of ice cream trucks is the sound of summer.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

GREENE: And while that sound gets kids running, it gets some adults fuming. This week, the Long Beach City Council drafted legislation to limit when ice cream trucks can play music. Vendors fear it would melt their business. One councilman said he does like ice cream and ice cream trucks, but neighbors just need a lick of peace and quiet.

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