Airport Land Use Commission of Fresno County

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Airport Land Use Commission of Fresno County

Airport Land Use Commission of Fresno County

 

The ALUC is in existence to protect the public health, safety and welfare by ensuring that orderly development, and prevention of excessive noise and safety hazards around public use airports is followed in accordance to state and local laws. More information on the State Aeronautics Act.

 

The California Airport Land use Handbook

 

ALUCs establish the policies on land uses around the airport, ensuring they are compatible with airport operations. This is done on an advisory basis. ALUCs also evaluate the compatibility of proposed local agency land use policy actions with the relevant provisions within the associated Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (CLUP). They review individual development projects to ensure they are within the noise and safety standards, in accordance with state laws and the CLUP, within the review area of influence of the airport the project is located in.

 

Fresno County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP)

The current ALUCP for each airport within Fresno County is linked below. However, on July 1, 2017 the Fresno Council of Governments entered into a contract with Coffman Associates on behalf of the Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission to update and combine the existing Airport Land Use Plans within Fresno County.  A 30-day public review and comment period for the Fresno County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) commenced on Friday, July 13, 2018 and concluded on Monday, August 13, 2018. Documents related to these items are still available for review during regular office hours at the Fresno Council of Governments office, 2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201, in downtown Fresno or they may also be downloaded directly at http://fresnocounty.airportstudy.com/.

 

Public Hearing and Meeting:  The Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) held a public hearing on the ALUCP update and the Initial Study/Negative Declaration during its regularly scheduled meeting on at 2 p.m. August 6, 2018.  Public comments are welcomed at the hearing or may be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. August 13, 2018 to Brenda Veenendaal, Administrative Services Manager, (559) 233-4148 or brendav@fresnocog.org, 2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93721.

A public meeting on the Draft ALUCP Update and environmental documentation was held on Monday, August 6th from 5:30-7:00 pm at Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Terminal Conference Room, 5175 E. Clinton Way, Fresno CA.

 

After considering the comments, the ALUC may consider adopting the documents by resolution at their regularly scheduled meeting on October 1, 2018.

 

Background:  The ALUCP provides policies for evaluating compatibility between proposals for land-use development near public use airports in Fresno County (Coalinga Municipal, Firebaugh, Fresno-Chandler Executive, Fresno Yosemite International, Harris Ranch, Reedley Municipal, Selma, Sierra Sky Park, and William Robert Johnston Municipal). Additionally, this plan incorporates recommendations from the Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) Report for Naval Air Station (NAS), Lemoore, that apply within Fresno County. The local agencies that have jurisdiction over land uses within the areas covered by this plan include Fresno County and the Cities of Coalinga, Firebaugh, Fresno, Mendota, Reedley and Selma. The plan is prepared in accordance with the California State Aeronautics Act.

 

Upcoming ALUC meetings:

All items to be placed on the agenda must be submitted to staff two weeks prior to each meeting. A project review form must accompany each submittal.  Fresno County ALUC Project Review Form

 

Upcoming 2018 meeting dates:

October 1, 2018

December 3, 2018

 

Commissioners:
Chairman | Ron Duarte Commissioner
Vice Chair |

 

Name Designated Position Appointed by
Rey Remy Commissioner (City Rep) City Selection Committee
Proxy (ALUC City Rep Chair)
Rolando Castro Commissioner (City Rep) City Selection Committee
Proxy (City Rep)
Daniel Yrigollen Commissioner (Aviation Expert – Vice Chair) Selection Committee of Airport Managers
Mark Davis Proxy (Aviation Expert – Vice Chair)
Woody Gregory Commissioner (Public-At-Large) Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission
Bill Darnell Proxy (Public-at-Large)
Ron Duarte Commissioner (Aviation Expert – Chair) Selection Committee of Airport Managers
Dan Card Proxy (Aviation Expert)
Sal Quintero Commissioner (County Rep) Fresno County Board of Supervisors
Steve Rapada Proxy (County Rep)
Nathan Magsig Commissioner (County Rep) Fresno County Board of Supervisors
Dwight Kroll Proxy (County Rep)

ALUC Staff

 

Brenda Veenendaal | Administrative Services Manager

 

brendav@fresnocog.org
559.233.4148 Ext. 219

 

Fresno Council of Governments
2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201
Fresno CA 93721

 

Current Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans

 

Airport Influence Areas, and noise and safety maps can be viewed in these links:

 

Chandler AIA Map
Coalinga Airport Land Use Plan
Chandler Executive Airport Compatibility Land Use Plan Update 10-06-14
Fresno Yosemite International Airport ALUC Airport Land Use CompatibilityPlan
FYI ALUCP Review Area Exhibits
FYI ALUCP FAR Part 77 Imaginary Surfaces
Harris Ranch Land Use Plan
Naval Air Station Lemoore Joint Land Use Study – (external link)
Reedley Airport Land Use Plan
Selma-Reedley-Firebaugh-Mendota Airports Land Use Plans
Sierra Sky Park Land Use Plan — 1995 ALUC Update

 

Other Useful Websites

 

PART 77—SAFE, EFFICIENT USE, AND PRESERVATION OF THE NAVIGABLE AIRSPACE
Glossary of Airport Acronyms
SkyVector Aeronautical Charts
FlightAware – Flight Tracker

 

If you have any questions or suggestions for this section please send an E-Mail to brendav@fresnocog.org