Airport Planning

Overview Greg Chew

Airport Land Use Planning

The SACOG Board of Directors serves as the Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) for Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties. California’s State Aeronautics Act (Public Utilities Code sections 21670 et seq.), identifies the role and responsibilities of ALUCs in land use planning. The Act is intended to ensure that proposed land uses in areas around public-use airports are compatible with continued airport operations.

One of the ALUC’s primary functions is to develop and adopt an Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) for each public-use airport within its jurisdiction. The ALUCP includes land use policies focused on four compatibility factors:  safety, noise, airspace, and overflight. Currently, SACOG is working with the Sacramento County Department of Airports to prepare the update to the ALUCP for Mather Airport – information as described below.


Initial Study/Negative Declaration For Draft Mather Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP)

Update: Public Comment Period Extended Through April 5, 2021

SACOG, in its role as the Airport Land Use Commission, is releasing the draft Mather ALUCP update for public review and comment. The ALUCP addresses development of compatible land use in areas around Mather Airport.