Leadership’s role?

Two audio speakers on the far left. Photo: Lakeside Church entrance taken from parking lot.
Zooming in you see the speaker size. Serious sound and bass producing capacity.

Here’s an important context: Orange County Code allows 60dB acceptable noise level. Anything above that constitutes disturbing the peace. The DJ’s PA system and his music speakers (two separate noise sources) easily over 100dB.

The second important contextual point: Have been speaking to the Church staff and Leadership for over a year. This is a critical note – based on the sound level and duration, there appeared to be a complete disregard for Orange County Code enforcement standards.

One simple question.


Because yesterday was an absolute heinous noise violation.


Completely avoidable.

Totally forgiven.


Begging this question to Church leadership: What noise guidelines have you established with your campus activities team?

Noise guidelines may be the key to a mutually beneficial environment.

We will eventually arrive at a solution.

We are good, decent, respectful, loving people.

And, as all Americans should be, law-abiding citizens.

Easy peasy.

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One big, deep, nagging concern

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Chapter 5 will be fun to watch tonight. Probably peacefully. Yet imagine living next to a Church that regularly hosts outdoor concerts. And the stage and speakers are pointed at your living room.

Huge opportunity regarding Lakeside Church operations.

It’s raining.

And cold.

Without the rain the plan is to meet Chuck at Church, drive to my home, and walk a mile back to Chuck’s car.

Two umbrellas will allow this to happen even in the rain.

Want to bless Chuck with an opportunity to experience how far away i am and still hear the Church business inside our home.

Over the years, the noise volume has grown louder, happens more frequently, and event durations last longer. As the Church grows, so too will these business outputs.

Any residential neighbor producing similar noise levels would immediately be asked to turn the noise down dramatically. Which begs the question then…

Is it true that no one is above the law?

Asked Chuck for a hug. We reassured each other that neither is angry. Reminded Chuck i’m here to help be part of the solution, offering my business insights and advisory experience.

Chuck made it crystal clear his mission is greater than any residential subdivision’s mission. And that he will do what he is legally able to do to get there.

He believes he is lawfully complying within his permitted codes.

The obvious challenge is without a shared public document in both our hands, neither of us knows the letter of the Church’s code requirements.

i wish us both nothing but the best intentions, the best outcomes, and a future so bright, we gotta wear shades.

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