Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC)

Purpose and Authority
The purpose of an Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) is to conduct airport land use compatibility planning. ALUCs protect public health, safety, and welfare by ensuring the orderly expansion of airports and the adoption of land use measures that minimize the public's exposure to excessive noise and safety hazards within areas around public airports to the extent that these areas are not already devoted to incompatible uses. The statutes governing ALUCs are set forth in Division 9, Part 1, Chapter 4, Article 3.5, Sections 21670 – 21679.5 of the California Public Utilities Code (PUC).

An ALUC has the following powers and duties, per PUC Section 21674:

• To assist local agencies in ensuring compatible land uses in the vicinity of all new airports and in the vicinity of existing airports to the extent that the land in the vicinity of those airports is not already devoted to incompatible uses.

• To coordinate planning at the state, regional, and local levels so as to provide for the orderly development of air transportation, while at the same time protecting the public health, safety, and welfare.

• To prepare and adopt an airport land use compatibility plan pursuant to Section 21675.

• To review the plans, regulations, and other actions of local agencies and airport operators pursuant to Section 21676.

• The powers of the commission shall in no way be construed to give the commission jurisdiction over the operation of any airport.

• In order to carry out its responsibilities, the commission may adopt rules and regulations consistent with this article.

The plan is primarily concerned with land uses near the two public-use airports in the county:
  • Buchanan Field Airport
  • Byron Airport

Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
1. Cover, Introduction, Countywide Policies
2. Buchanan Field Airport Policies
3. Byron Airport Policies
4. Background Data: Buchanan Field Airport (Part 1)
5. Background Data: Buchanan Field Airport (Part 2)
6. Background Data: Byron Airport
7. Appendices

Agendas
The Contra Costa ALUC meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Location: 30 Muir Rd., Martinez CA 94553

Agendas are available prior to the scheduled meetings.
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