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Legislators look to quiet helicopter noise

State Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) introduced a resolution last week urging the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that would reduce helicopter noise over L.A. County neighborhoods.

The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act, introduced in the U.S. House by Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village), would require the Federal Aviation Administration to issue regulations relating to helicopter flight paths and altitudes.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein sponsored similar legislation regarding helicopter noise, which is now tied to the noise relief act.

“For far too long, residential neighborhoods have had to deal with increasing noise and other burdens from helicopters,” Feuer said in a statement. “This is a major quality-of-life issue throughout our region. The California Legislature should urge Congress to act this year.”

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—Mark Kellam


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