The following is a press release from the office of Rep. Howard Berman:
At the request of Congressman Berman, the FAA has agreed to accept testimony on helicopter noise in Los Angeles County and its effect on the quality of life in our community at a public hearing this Monday, August 6. At the public hearing, open to the entire community, residents and community groups will be invited to share with the FAA their experience with helicopter noise and its negative impact on our neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley. This public hearing will serve as critical forum for community input to inform an FAA report on the matter.
WHO: Congressman Howard L. Berman, Federal Aviation Administration
WHAT: Public Hearing on Helicopter Noise in Los Angeles
WHERE: Robert A. Millikan Middle School, Burrill Hall
5041 Sunnyslope Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
WHEN: Monday, August 6, 2012
6:30 PM PST
*Ample parking is available on-site
Last month, Rep. Berman, joined by Senators Feinstein and Boxer, and other Los Angeles-area Members of Congress, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood requesting that the FAA formally solicit local stakeholder views on solutions to the helicopter noise problem in Los Angeles County.
Rep. Berman is also the author of H.R. 2677, the Los Angeles Helicopter Noise Relief Act, to address the growing safety and noise concerns among Valley residents caused by low-flying helicopters above residential neighborhoods. This report is a prerequisite for any legislative solution on helicopter noise.