Little Love for the Hard-Partying Heiress Next Door

While Paris Hilton is probably counting the hours until her expected release from jail next week, some of her neighbors are dreading the heiress' return to her plush Hollywood pad.

Last weekend, two of Hilton's neighbors called on fellow West Hollywood residents to take a stand against the hard-partying socialite and the media mob that follows her every move.

In a flier posted on the gossip blog, Christopher Hauck and Anne Gaursaud call the paparazzi circus that descended on Hilton's house after her initial release from prison "intolerable." They say the neighborhood will be subjected to more madness upon Hilton's release unless residents file complaints with the City of Los Angeles or seek legal action.

According to a man who works at a home four houses away from Hilton's, mobilizing against the heiress is the right thing to do.

"It would be a good idea," said the man, who spoke to under the condition of anonymity. "It's been very hard to get parking and it's been very busy during the day and with the helicopters. There's been a lot of noise."

Paris: Victim of the Paparazzi?

But Jim Andre, who lives across the street and two houses down from Hilton, thinks some in the neighborhood are taking their grievances too far. He suggested it may not be Hilton's fault that paparazzi flock to her like flies to trash.

"It's been challenging having her as a neighbor because of all the paparazzi, but I've sort of become sympathetic to her situation now," he said. "Who knows if it's something outside of her control or not?"

Hilton's neighbors have filed more than 50 complaints to L.A. City Councilman Jack Weiss since her brief release from prison June 7, according to Weiss' deputy chief of staff, Lisa Hansen. Most of the complaints were about helicopter noise, parking, access issues and other disruptions caused by the horde of press. Weiss is working on a plan to stop the frenzy from descending on the Hollywood Hills again.

"The neighborhood has very narrow, winding streets that do not have parking and do not have sidewalks, so we're working primarily with the LAPD and the Department of Transportation to try to minimize the disruption," Hansen said.

But if Hilton's neighbors are looking to oust her from the 'hood, they're going to face an uphill battle. Frank Mateljan, spokesman for the L.A. city attorney's office, said West Hollywood residents would have a hard time making a legal case against the heiress.

"We're not talking about the Pentagon," he said. "It's just a private residence. Generally speaking, with disputes between neighbors, whether it's hedges that are too high or parties going on, things can be mitigated."

Mateljan suggested that if people have a problem with Hilton's parties or popularity, earplugs and a vacation far away from L.A. may be their best bets.

Regardless of what Hilton's neighbors think, the media's infatuation with the heiress likely won't let up anytime soon.

"It's difficult to ask somebody to stop being famous, to stop garnering attention," Mateljan said. "That's something she can't just decide to do tomorrow."