The Pomona City Council has voted to oppose a plan by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to move its helicopter squadron from Long Beach Airport to Brackett Field in La Verne.
The move to nearby La Verne would "jeopardize the safety, security, peace and quiet of the residents of Pomona," the council declared Monday.
The department is considering moving its squadron to La Verne because of a rent increase at Long Beach Airport.
Sheriff's Cmdr. Lee Baca said the move would require approval of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors after public hearings.
He also said that the move is at least a year or two away and that the squadron has operated without complaint from neighbors in Long Beach. "We don't fly 17 helicopters all at the same time," he said.