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Locals Oppose Hospital’s Increased Use of Helipad
Daily Nexus

The Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s new helipad is undergoing close scrutiny from various neighborhood associations due to the unexpectedly large volume of flights from the platform this month. The helipad opened Feb. 3 under the expectation that the facility would see an average of two landings per week. After the hospital received five flights within a week, approximately 100 people from local organizations including the Oak Park Neighborhood Association, Samarkand Neighborhood Association and Upper East Association met with hospital officials Feb. 13 to protest the noise increase.