What’s that in the sky over WeHo? It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s—media helicopters. Well, that explains all the racket coming from overhead.
Quieter skies may be on the way, not just for WeHo but for all of Los Angeles County. That’s because the federal spending bill that was passed last month includes a provision about helicopter noise in L.A. County.
The provision, which directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address chopper noise in the L.A. area, is being lauded by the City of West Hollywood, which Councilmember Jeffrey Prang noted is often in the media spotlight.
“West Hollywood attracts substantial media and paparazzi chasing entertainment industry personalities,” Prang said via a city press release. “While many of our residents enjoy the positive portrayal of our city in the news, the noise generated by the operation of these helicopters is unacceptable. I’m pleased Congressman Adam Schiff has listened and has taken action.”
Last year, Prang led the WeHo Council in supporting a helicopter “noise relief act” introduced by Schiff. With that legislation stalled, Sen. Dianne Feinstein suggested attaching legislation on helicopter noise to the federal spending bill, according to the Los Angeles Times.
For more information about helicopter noise in WeHo, go to www.weho.org/residents/helicopter-noise