Depending on where you live, helicopter noise, much like airplane noise, can be really bothersome. My assistant, Wil Durbin, put together a very good memo that highlights the noise problems helicopters pose, the routes they travel, the relevant regulatory programs that might help us mitigate this issue and so forth. While I encourage you to read the entire memo, the short story is that, like with airplanes, Cambridge has very little official jurisdiction over helicopter activity and our best way forward, at this point, is to start working with other municipalities, trade groups, the FAA and so forth to develop and implement recommendations to better minimize this noise. Long term we can work with our federal representatives to help create a stronger former regulatory program to mitigate this challenge but, like with airplane noise, that promises to be a slog. In either case, understanding the relevant issues as explained in Wil’s memo is an important first step in planning future actions.