The basic function of the Santa Barbara County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) is to promote compatibility between airports and the land uses that surround them "to the extent that these areas are not already devoted to incompatible uses" (Pub. Util. Code §21674(a)). With limited exception, California law requires preparation of ALUCPs for each public-use and military airport in the state. Most counties have established an Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC), as provided for by law, to prepare compatibility plans for the airports in that county and to review land use plans, development proposals, and certain airport development plans for consistency with the compatibility plans. In Santa Barbara County, the ALUC function rests with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG). In 2012, SBCAG released a draft ALUCP that was subsequently revised and released along with a draft environmental document in August of 2019.
The documents related to the revised public draft for the Santa Barbara Airport ALUCP (along with the other five airports located within the County) are located on SBCAG’s website.
Additional documents related to the 2012 draft are provided below: