Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
To be presented at August 18, 2022 Board Meeting


The SACOG Board of Directors, serving as the Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC), is being presented with a recommendation to adopt the draft Mather Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) update and its associated environmental document at is meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2022.  The board’s responsibilities as the ALUC are to ensure that proposed land uses in areas around airports are compatible with airport operations. The board does this by adopting and updating plans known as the ALUCPs. These plans includes land use policies and compatibility criteria for safety, noise, airspace protection, and overflight notification for each airport under its jurisdiction. The plan for Mather Airport was adopted in 1997 and since then, changes to operations, aircraft technology and other factors have warranted the need to update the ALUCP. 

The SACOG Land Use and Natural Resources Committee of the board unanimously approved recommendation of the ALUCP at its August 4 meeting.  For the meeting agenda and board packet, please go to Board and Board Committee Agendas – Sacramento Area Council of Governments (

The following documents below provide further information:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions about the Mather ALUCP – this includes background information about the role of the ALUC, what is in a ALUCP and how it applies to the area surrounding Mather Airport.
  2. The draft Mather Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) 
  3. The draft associated environmental document for the ALUCP. This includes an Initial Study (IS) and supporting development displacement analysis were prepared for the Draft ALUCP. The development displacement analysis focused on how the policies in the Draft ALUCP may affect future land use development in the airport influence area for Mather Airport. With the development displacement analysis and the draft IS completed, a Negative Declaration (ND) was determined to be the appropriate level of CEQA clearance. 

For more information, please contact SACOG/ALUC staff person Greg Chew, (916) 340-6227.