I’ve heard from many community members about the ongoing problem of helicopter noise in residential areas of the Valley. When I first inquired about this problem, I was stunned to learn that unlike airplanes, helicopter flight is almost entirely unregulated. Since then I have introduced legislation, recruited support from my colleagues in the House, and finally have been successful in convincing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct a study on the impact of helicopter noise on our community. Because the study is a step that must precede any actual regulation by the FAA, it is a promising step forward.
That is why I am inviting you to a public hearing on helicopter noise in Los Angeles, which I am hosting in coordination with the FAA. The event will take place on:
Monday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.
at Millikan Middle School Burrill Hall,
Community members will have the opportunity to share their personal experiences with the FAA and offer suggestions about solving the problem of helicopter noise in LA. As the FAA determines what regulatory changes are needed to reduce helicopter noise, this public hearing will serve as a critical forum for community input into the FAA report — and I encourage a strong turnout from the community. This event is open to the public, so feel free to share with family and friends to spread the word.
Please join me at Millikan Middle School to discuss how we can better tackle the problem of helicopter noise in our community. You can let me know if you plan to make it by RSVPing with the button on the right. I look forward to seeing you there.