Val Air Not Noisy

A judge has dismissed a noise violation against the 2,750-capacity Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa.

The city passed an ordinance in June that allows the city to cite a business if it creates noise that’s just three decibels above the ambient noise level.

However, the venue’s attorneys argued that the company that made the sound equipment used by West Des Moines advises against issuing citations unless the different is at least 10 decibels.