For years, residents in the mid-city area of Long Beach have complained about the tinny music that ice cream truck vendors play to attract customers.
Now, city leaders are taking up the cause.
The council will consider asking the city attorney Tuesday to draft an ordinance that would require ice cream trucks to abide by noise ordinances and prohibit them from playing their merry tunes while serving customers.
Councilman Dee Andrews requested the agenda item after receiving complaints from residents in his district, which includes the Sunrise, Whittier, Wrigley and South Wrigley neighborhoods, as well as Cambodia Town.
He said the ordinance would not impose limits on when or where ice cream truck operators can sell their frozen treats, although he said there have been times when vendors have sold ice cream as late as 9 p.m.