Airport Land Use Commission

Meetings

  • Quarterly, beginning 1st Wednesday in February

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Contact the ALUC Clerk by email or by telephone at 707-253-4417 for scheduled information, agendas and minutes for the ALUC.

Agenda Postings

For agenda posting notification:

  • Contact the Planning Commission Clerk by email, or by telephone at 707-253-4417

Commissioners

Overview

The Napa County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) establishes land use policies for areas located within the flight path surrounding Napa County airports. As required by State Aeronautics Law, the ALUC reviews land use compatibility issues for development within airport influence zones guided by the Napa County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan. Airport compatibility issues include safety, noise, overflight and airspace protection. The Napa County ALUC comprises the five Napa County Planning Commissioners and two at-large members with aviation expertise, appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The ALUC meets on a quarterly basis in February, May, August and November, although Special Meetings are scheduled, as needed.  

Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) Update

The ALUC is the body designated by State law to produce Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans in accordance with statutory guidance through a collaborative, community outreach process. The ALUC is responsible for adopting Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans for two public use airports in Napa County: Napa County Airport, and Angwin Airport (Parett Field). With the purpose of promoting safety between our airports and the communities that surround them, the ALUC is updating the ALUCP with adoption anticipated for late fall 2023 or spring/summer 2024. This planning effort involves a multidisciplinary Project Development Team (PDT) consisting of staff representatives from ALUC, Napa County, the cities of Napa, American Canyon, and the aviation consulting firm (Mead & Hunt). ALUC Staff for Napa County will lead this ALUCP Update in close coordination with the PDT team, Mead & Hunt, and the Caltrans Division of Aeronautics as well as community stakeholders and aviation/pilot organizations and individuals.

As part of the process there will be at least three (3) public workshops; touchpoints to keep commissioners and the public informed of the project's progress. These public workshops would consist of the following: Project Kick Off, Public Draft of ALUCP, and Adoption Hearing. A major focus of this update will be to clarify and enhance the ALUCP policies to improve local implementation of the plan by local jurisdictions. Updating the ALUCP to reflect the fact that Calistoga Glider port is no longer in operation and all references should be removed from the Plan. Another important product of the ALUCP effort is an updated fee structure that fairly allocates the cost of amending the ALUCP and completing ALUC compatibility reviews of proposed development. The end goal of the ALUCP update is to employ a transparent decision-making process that results in  community-wide acceptance of the ALUCP and adoption by the ALUC. 

A tentative Work Plan with key dates regarding the ALUCP update can be found at ALUCP Work Plan Calendar

Correspondence

  • ALUC Executive Officer
    Sean Trippi
    1195 Third Street, Suite 210
    Napa, CA  94559
    Email Sean Trippi
    Direct: 707-299-1353
    Main: 707-253-4417
  • ALUC Staff Liaison
    Dana Morrison
    Email Dana Morrison
    Direct: 707-253-4437
    Main: 707-253-4417

Please include Ms. Dana Morrison in any emails or written correspondence sent to two or more Commissioners or communications intended for the Commission as a whole. All correspondence will be forwarded to the Commission promptly. This is the best way to ensure that the Commission receives your message in a timely and certified manner. 

Note: Public records laws require disclosure of all correspondence, including emails, pertaining to business matters that come before the Commission. Please assist that process by including the Commission’s Executive Officer and Staff Liaison in correspondence and emails with Commissioners.