In a move with strong support from AOPA, California Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) has introduced a new bill in the state Senate to strengthen laws governing land use around airports. The bill, intended to manage safety and noise concerns, requires all counties with at least one public-use airport to have an airport land-use commission. It will affect Marin, San Bernardino, and Santa Cruz counties. Read more on AOPA Online.
Editor’s Note: This is very good news and AOPA is to be congratulated in getting this bill introduced. It demonstrates the power of a national organization, and why they are so important. Add in local and statewide organizations and we have a much better opportunity to protect our airports and our rights as pilots.