On Tuesday, the Folsom City Council unanimously agreed to file a lawsuit challenging the recent approval by Sacramento County of the Mather Master Plan and related environmental documents.
In a release issued by the City of Folsom, spokesperson Sue Ryan stated the lawsuit cites a failure by Sacramento County to consider significant noise impacts on residents and neighbors from increased air traffic directly over Folsom.
"We value our relationship with the County and this decision was not taken lightly," said Folsom Mayor Kerri Howell. "The long-term impacts to Folsom residents are too great and a legal challenge is the only alternative remaining. 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."