MatherEditorial: Mather Airport master plan charts a reasonable path 

The future of Mather Airport is a balancing act – between priming an important economic engine and preserving peace and quiet for residents, between doing what’s best for Mather and what’s best for Sacramento International Airport.

The Mather master plan endorsed by Sacramento County supervisors Tuesday isn’t perfect, but it gets close to striking the right balance. And as was made clear repeatedly, the specific projects to bring the airport up to current aviation standards – a runway extension, new hangars and others – would have to be approved separately.

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MatherPublic Eye: Neighboring cities annoyed by Mather Airport noise – Already opposed to Mather Airport’s planned expansion, neighboring communities have grown further upset about how Sacramento County quietly approved a new tenant – a Taiwanese airline’s flight-training academy.

Suburban areas such as Folsom and El Dorado County that sit in the flight path east of Mather have long complained about overhead noise from cargo jets.

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