Coquitlam mom takes to Facebook after city complains her kids are too noisy

Notice of violation asks that 'screaming and yelling be kept to a minimum.' Mayor says house has received complaints before.

Coquitlam mother Jane D'Addabbo posted this photo of a notice of violation on Facebook

A Coquitlam mother says she is disgusted after she got a notice of violation because her kids were being too noisy.

“Seriously we have the worst people living on our street,” wrote Jana D’Addabbo on her Facebook page. “How do you complain about kids playing outside and being noisy during the day? I rather my kids be outside then inside sitting on iPads and not being active.”

She posted a photo of the notice of violation. It asks her to speak to her kids about being considerate to neighbours when playing outside, and being safe while riding scooters and skateboards.

“Please have them keep yelling and screaming to a minimum,” it said.

D’Addabbo said she is “ashamed and disgusted” to live in Coquitlam and that the notice of violation was a waste of taxpayers’ money.

Mayor Richard Stewart said in a reply on Facebook that the property has received multiple complaints over multiple years from multiple neighbours.

“Rocks and other objects thrown at neighbour’s yard, at neighbour’s toddler, screaming of profanities by both adults and children, riding scooters at significant speed in traffic with no helmets, dangerous behaviour that put the children themselves at risk, that put others at risk.”

He said the city can’t release all the details in this case, but added the notice did not include a fine.

“I’ve been on City Council for more than a decade, and I’ve never seen a case that warranted action like this. It wasn’t ‘Ticketed for playing.’ It was ‘urged to show a little respect to neighbours and the children’s safety.’ But all-too-often, social media contains only one side of the story.”

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