The California Public Utilities Code (Article 3.5, Sections 21670-21679.5) requires that each county containing a public use airport must establish an Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC).
The following powers and duties are assigned to the ALUC:
1. To assist local agencies in ensuring compatible land uses in the vicinity of all new airports and in the vicinity of existing airports to the extent that the land in the vicinity of existing airports to the extent that the land in the vicinity of those airports is not already devoted to incompatible uses.
2. To coordinate planning at the state, regional and local levels so as to provide for the orderly development of air transportation, while at the same time protecting the public health, safety and welfare.
3. To prepare and adopt an airport land use plan pursuant to Section 21675.
4. To review the plans, regulations, and other actions of local agencies and airport operators pursuant to Section 21676.
5. The powers of the Airport Land Use Commission shall in no way be construed to give the Commission jurisdiction over the operation of any airport.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Public Utility Code, the Board of Supervisors established to the Mono County Airport Land Use Commission in January 1986. The ALUC has adopted an Airport Land Use Plan for the Mammoth Lakes Airport area.