Only the searchlights are missing

04/23/2014 8:04 AM

04/24/2014 9:05 AM

Re "Fix50: first days": Like most Downtown/Midtown residents, I prepared myself for Fix50. I did the errands, stocked up, planned flexible trips and routes and even committed to the bicycle and walking for the next two months.

However, I was not prepared for the constant noise of the news and other helicopters monitoring Fix50. They sit a few hundred feet above our homes, hovering almost around the clock. They were still there at midnight and to wake me up at 6 a.m. News agencies seem obsessed with spotting that first car coming into town each morning and the one going home at midnight.

It feels like I moved into L.A. gang territory. We need only the searchlights to complete the scene. City Council could pursue some temporary air restriction hours, with exceptions if a major event occurs after 8 p.m. or before 7 a.m.

-- Marty Boyer, Sacramento

Editor's Choice Videos

 

Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service