Airport Land Use Commission

The Monterey County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) is a 7 member commission created under the authority of California State Aeronautics Act (Public Utility Code section 21670).  The primary purpose of the commission is to ensure that new land uses around public use airports do not create excessive noise and safety hazards for the public.  Development proposals in the vicinity of local airports are referred to the ALUC by governing jurisdictions (County or incorporated city).

 

Airport Land Use Commission Links and General Information
Staff Contacts: Joe Sidor & Dan Lister
Monterey County RMA Planning Department
168 W Alisal St 2nd Floor
Salinas CA 93901
(831) 755-5262 (Joe Sidor)
sidorj@co.monterey.ca.us
(831) 759-6617 (Dan Lister)
listerdm@co.monterey.ca.us
(831) 757-9516 Fax
 
Legislative Reference: Created under Section 21670 of Public Utilities Code
Membership: Commission shall consist of 7 members to be selected from:
  • 2 representatives of the cities in the county, appointed by a selection committee comprised of the Mayors of all cities with that county.
  • 2 representatives of the County, appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
  • 2 representatives of the airports within the County, appointed by a selection committee, comprised of the managers of all of the public airports within that County, however; one such representative shall be appointed from an airport operated for the benefit of the general public.
  • 1 representative of the general public, appointed by the other six members of the commission
Terms: Terms shall be for 4 years, with expiration dates to be the first Monday in May of the year in which the Commissioner's term expires.
Meeting Time and Place: Meetings are held regularly on the fourth Monday of each month, 3:00 p.m., Airport Board meeting room, Monterey Peninsula Airport.
Purpose: (1) It is in the public interest to provide for the orderly development of each public use airport in this state and the area surrounding these airports so as to promote the overall goals and objectives of the California airport noise standards adopted pursuant to Section 21669 and to prevent the creation of new noise and safety problems.
(2) It is the purpose of this article to 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.
 
Powers and Duties: The commission has the following powers and duties, subject to the limitations upon its jurisdiction set forth in Section 21676:
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) To prepare and adopt an airport land use compatibility plan pursuant to Section 21675.
(d) To review the plans, regulations, and other actions of local agencies and airport operators pursuant to Section 21676.
(e) The powers of the commission shall in no way be construed to give the commission jurisdiction over the operation of any airport.
(f) In order to carry out its responsibilities, the commission may adopt rules and regulations consistent with this article.