Airport Planning

Overview Greg Chew

Airport Land Use Planning

On December 12, 2013 , the SACOG Board, serving as the Airport Land Use Commission, adopted the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) for Sacramento International Airport and the corresponding Initial Study/Negative Declaration.

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, Chapter 4, Article 3.5), identifies the role and responsibilities of the ALUCs in land use planning. The Act’s ALUC requirements are intended to ensure that proposed land uses near public-use airports are compatible with airport uses in terms of safety, noise and air space.

One of the ALUC’s primary functions is to develop and adopt a plan that identifies zones for safety, noise contours, and height restrictions, along with associated compatible land uses, for each public-use airport. These plans are referred to as Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans (ALUCPs).

The newly adopted update of the ALUCP for Sacramento International Airport replaces the prior plan that was last revised in 1994. The key background documents are viewable by download below.