Stop San Francisco Proparazzi Now!
Residents of the City and County of San Francisco urge city officials to take decisive legal action to limit our exposure to noise, disturbance and pollution from news helicopters. The negative impact of news helicopters hovering and circling above residential areas disproportionately effects people who live in working class and underserved neighborhoods, especially those near freeways. The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for new limits on television helicopter pilots following a deadly collision between two Arizona news helicopters in July 2007 who were jockeying for position. The city needs to take action now to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the skies above San Francisco, and to protect residents from frequent, harmful and unnecessary disturbances caused by helicopters.