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Airport Land Use Commission


Monday, October 1, 2018
2:00 PM

COG Sequoia Conference Room
2035 Tulare St., Suite 201, Fresno, CA


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Items listed as information still leave the option for guidance/direction actions by the Commission.

Attachments added to agenda for item 2B:

Updated Response to Comments

Changes to Matrix, Chapter 3

Exhibit C1 Safety Zones

Exhibit D1 Safety Zones



Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

2.Action/Discussion Items

Minutes of the August 8, 2018 ALUC

Action:  Review and approve, or approve with edits, the August 8, 2018 Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission minutes.

Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission's Airport Compatibility Plan Update and Initial Study/Negative Declaration -- Presentation, Public Hearing and Workshop


Summary:  The ALUCP provides policies for use by the Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission when evaluating compatibility between proposals for land use development in the vicinity of public use airports in Fresno County, California (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 the recommendations from the Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) Report for Naval Air Station (NAS), Lemoore, California 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 requirements of the California State Aeronautics Act.  

The 30-day public review and comment period on these documents concluded on August 13, 2018. Documents related to these items were available for review during regular office hours at the Fresno Council of Governments Office located at 2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201, in downtown Fresno and online at A public meeting was also held on the Draft ALUCP Update and environmental documentation on Monday, August 6th from 5:30-7:00 pm at Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Terminal Conference Room, 5175 E. Clinton Way, Fresno CA. No formal comments were received at the public meeting.

However, four sets of comments were received in total. Coffman Associates (consultant) worked with ALUC staff to draft responses to each comment received. Those comments and responses are attached for Commission review. ALUC staff will continue to work with the City of Fresno and the consultant to resolve remaining city concern over expansion of the Airport Influence Areas around Fresno Air Terminal and Fresno Chandler Downtown Airports prior to the Monday, October 1st Commission meeting. 

In summary, a resolution to the City of Fresno's AIA concerns is in process. The California Airport Land Use Handbook allows development of an Urban Core designation within zone 6 of an airport. ALUC staff and consultant are developing updated urban core designation proposals to accommodate the city's transit-oriented development plans along corridors such as Kings Canyon, California, Shaw and the downtown urban core. Updated maps of the AIA for FAT and Chandler airports, as well as any other updated materials, will be handed out at the ALUC meeting. 

In addition, a proposal has been discussed between staff, the consultant and the City of Fresno regarding ideas that may expedite ALUC Consistency review. The ALUC meets every other month which is a concern for the city of Fresno as it slows down consistency reviews on their plan amendments. Therefore, with ALUC approval, the attached Consistency Determination Request Form was developed to aid staff in reviewing Consistency Finding requests. Staff will discuss its use with the Commission during the meeting. 

At the Fresno County ALUC's August meeting the Commission voted to move the date of ALUCP adoption to the October 1, 2018 meeting from its original date of September 11, 2018. After considering the staff report on this item and reviewing the attached comments and responses, the ALUC may consider adopting, by resolution, the Draft Fresno County ALUCP. They may also consider tabling the adoption to provide time for additional edits. Due to late breaking issues that the staff and consultant are still resolving, staff does not have the final edits document pages for ALUC review at the time of agenda publication. However, staff will work with the consultant, Caltrans and legal counsel to finalize the ALUCP prior to the ALUC meeting.

Action:  Adoption of the Fresno County Airport Land Use Commission's Airport Compatibility Plan Update and Initial Study/Negative Declaration. Alternative direction may be taken at the discretion of the Commission.

3.Public Presentations

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the ALUC on items within its jurisdiction but not on this agenda. Note: Prior to action by the ALUC on any item on this agenda, the public may comment on that item. Unscheduled comments may be limited to 3 minutes.

4.Other Business

Items from Staff

1.  2018-19 Fiscal Year ALUC Meeting Schedule (please mark your calendars):

  • December 3, 2018
  • February 4, 2019
  • April 1, 2019
  • June 3, 2019

Items from Members