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 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). Currently, SACOG is working the Sacramento County Department of Airports to prepare the update the Mather ALUCP – information as described below.