Thursday, April 24, 2008
Sacramento County, Folsom settle Mather Airport lawsuit
By Melanie Turner
The Sacramento (CA) Business Journal
The city of Folsom and Sacramento County have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit filed by Folsom last year over the expansion of cargo operations at Mather Airport. Under the agreement, the county and city will jointly hire a consultant to “develop noise abatement procedures and examine alternative flight paths into Mather,” according to a city news release. The consultant will review short-term options to direct aircraft arriving form the south and east to routes that will have less impact on Folsom and El Dorado Hills.
One of the primary flight paths used by Mather cargo aircraft in the early morning and late evening is directly over the city of Folsom. Some Folsom residents have complained about noise.