Planning Commission

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS UPDATES

Due to COVID-19, the Planning Commission's monthly meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  When social distancing restrictions are lifted and work returns to a typical schedule, this website will be updated.  

Planning Commission Vacancy

There will be two positions on the Planning Commission opening up shortly.  If you or someone you know are interested in volunteering to serve your community in this capacity, apply today!  Applications for these positions will be accepted until Friday, October 2, 2020 by 4 p.m.  Applications can be found at:  

https://www.yakimacounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/25932/Web-Page-Planning-Vacancy

Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m. - Regular Agenda Meetings 
  • 6:00 p.m. - Public Hearings
  • The 2nd Wednesday as noticed in our Published Legal Notice.  
  • Meeting location may be in a  physical building, or be held online due to recent social distancing requirements.  The location of each meeting will be noted on each agenda.
    • Physical Location: Yakima County Resource Center 2403 South 18th Street, Union Gap, WA 98903
    • Online Location: Link to the meeting will be posted below for each meeting date.
  • Special Meetings - As needed, and as noticed in our Published Legal Notice.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
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Members


Charles (Doug) Mayo, Chair, District 1                                Doug Miller, Vice Chair, District 2                                                
Term expires: December 31, 2023                                      Term expires: December 31, 2020
                                                                                   
Ashley Garza, District 1                                                       Michael Shuttleworth, District 3       
Term expires: December 31, 2021                                      Term expires: December 31, 2023
       
Jerry Craig, District 1                                                           Jerry Mellen, District 1
Term expires: December 31, 2021                                      Term expires: December 31, 2021

Joe Walsh, District 2
Term expires: December 31, 2021
      
Thomas Carroll, Planning Commission Secretary

About the Commission

The Yakima County Planning Commission is a 7 member citizen body appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to make recommendations to the board on long-range planning for the unincorporated areas under County land use jurisdiction. The County Planning Commission reviews and conducts public hearings on proposed changes to Yakima County's Comprehensive Plan - Horizon 2040, related ordinances, and hears public testimony prior to making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.


Public Meeting Rules of Procedure


  • All persons speaking to the Commission shall approach the microphone and identify themselves by name, address and whom they represent (if other than themselves).
  • All comments shall be directed to the Chair.
  • Testimony shall be kept factual and on the subject. At the onset of any item of business, the Chair may limit the length of testimony. The Chair is charged with the responsibility of discouraging and stopping irrelevant, unnecessarily long, repetitive or abusive testimony. Time permitted, additional opportunity will be provided for additional public comments after everyone who so desires has had an opportunity to speak.
  • The audience shall not interrupt testimony.
  • Speakers shall not question one another; instead, a question shall be addressed to the Chair. Upon request of a consensus of the members, the Chair may allow direct questioning of an expert witness who has previously testified on behalf of an opponent or proponent, or other business before the Commission.
  • If written statements are made, a copy shall be presented to the Secretary/Clerk of the Commission.

Planning Commission Appointment Opportunities


View Planning Commission Appointment Opportunities online.

September 9, 2020 Regular Meeting, 5:30 P.M.

Location: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/750329237
You can also dial in using your phone.  (669) 224-3412, Access Code: 750-329-237

August 12, 2020 Regular Meeting, 5:30 P.M.

Location: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/833679509
You can also dial in using your phone:
(224) 501-3412  Access Code: 833-679-509

July 8, 2020 Public Hearing, 6:00 P.M.

March 11, 2020 Regular Meeting, 5:30 P.M.

February 12, 2020 Regular Meeting, 5:30 P.M.

January 8, 2020 - Regular Meeting, 5:30 P.M.

December 11, 2019 - Regular Meeting Canceled

Planning Commission Findings - 16A Repeal and 2019 Text Amendments

November 13, 2019 - Regular Meeting, 6:00 P.M. 

July 10, 2019 - Regular Meeting Canceled.

June 12, 2019 - Regular Meeting, 6:00 P.M. Public Hearing and Deliberations - Harrah UGA Emergency Amendment.

May 8, 2019 - Regular Meeting Canceled.

March 13, 2019 - Regular Meeting Agenda and Materials.

February 13, 2019 - Regular Meeting Agenda - Canceled.

January 9, 2019 - Regular Meeting Agenda 5:30 p.m.

December 12, 2018 - Regular Meeting Canceled.

November 14, 2018 - Regular Meeting Canceled.

October 10, 2018 - Regular Meeting Agenda 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission Findings - 2018 Biennial Comp Plan Map and Text Amendments

September 12, 2018 - Regular Meeting Canceled.

August 8, 2018 - Regular Meeting Agenda, 5:30 p.m. Deliberations - Biennial Comp Plan Map and Text Amendments

June 26, 2018 Special Meeting Agenda, "A Short Course on Local Planning" 6:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.

April 11, 2018 - Regular Meeting Agenda, 5:30 p.m.

March 14, 2018 - Regular Meeting Canceled.

February 14, 2018 - Regular Meeting Agenda, 5:30 p.m.

December 13, 2017 - Regular Meeting Agenda, 5:30 p.m. (Canceled)

November 8, 2017 - Regular Meeting Agenda, 5:30 p.m. (Canceled)

July 12, 2017 5:30 PM Regular Meeting Agenda

Grandview's Proposed Rezone and Comp Plan Amendment - for BOCC Hearing June 6, 2017.

May 10, 2017 5:30 PM Regular Meeting Agenda

May 3, 2017 5:30 PM Special Agenda Meeting

March 22, 2017 Planning Commission - Special Meeting Agenda

March 8, 2017 Planning Commission - Regular Meeting Agenda

February 22, 2017 Planning Commission Agenda

February 8, 2017 Planning Commission Agenda

November 9th Planning Commission Agenda