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Folsom to Sue Sac County over Mather Airport Expansion

Posted on: September 17, 2014

 

 

airport noise

The Folsom City Council unanimously voted to see Sacramento County over the planned expansion of Mather Airport.

If the plan goes through, Mather would become a major hub for cargo carriers, and there is concern over flyover noise.

“If the master plan proceeds as planned and Mather is converted to a significant cargo hub, the impacts on the residents of Folsom will be significant into perpetuity, and that is unacceptable,” Folsom Mayor Kerri Howell said.

The county Board of Supervisors last month voted for a master plan calling for $107 million in improvements to the airport. Airport officials say the improvements are needed to bring the former U.S. Air Force base up to current standards.

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