Aside from the unyielding traffic ramifications of Carmageddon II, San Fernando Valley and Westside Los Angeles residents have another worry at the forefronts of their minds: helicopter noise.
Congressman Howard Berman, along with LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Assemblyman Mike Feuer, held a press conference Tuesday on the rooftop parking lot of the Sherman Oaks Galleria, urging helicopter operators to avoid flying low over the homes of residents so as not to disturb them this upcoming weekend.
During the 2011 Carmageddon weekend, many residents complained that the helicopter noise put a wrench in what could have been a peaceful weekend, including Sherman Oaks board director Bob Anderson, who told the LA Times that a helicopter woke him and his wife up during the last Carmageddon.
Helicopter noise has recently been a point of contention in the Valley. In August, Berman's LA Residential Helicopter Relief Act was approved by LA City Council after a large outcry from Sherman Oaks and Valley residents.