Board of Yakima County Commissioners to ConsiderUrban Growth Area Map AmendmentsPublic Hearing Tuesday, December 6, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Contacts: Tommy Carroll, Yakima County Planning Section Manager 509-574-2300 Judy Pozarich, Yakima County Senior Project Coordinator 509-574-2300 Lisa Freund, Yakima County Public Services Senior Manager and Public Information Officer 509-574-2300
YAKIMA, WA – The public is invited to attend a Board of County Commissioners public hearing to offer testimony on the proposed Urban Growth Area boundary amendments to the twelve cities and towns of Granger, Harrah, Moxee, Naches, Selah, Sunnyside, Tieton, Toppenish, Wapato, Union Gap, Yakima, and Zillah. The hearing is part of a two-year Urban Growth Area update process to review map amendments to Yakima County’s Comprehensive Plan – Plan 2015 and development regulations under the State’s Growth Management Act. The County has until June 2017 to complete the review and amendment process.The hearing continues the County’s review of the Urban Growth Boundaries for the 14 cities and towns in Yakima County. In 2015, the County began the Phase I update process. Phase II will review 12 cities and towns identified above being addressed this year as part of the 2016 amendments.Written and oral testimony on the proposed amendments will be received up to the close of the hearing. Comments can be submitted via email to: email@example.com; via fax to: 509-574-1501; or via mail to: Board of County Commissioners, Yakima County Courthouse, 128 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901 or to Yakima County Public Services Planning Division, 128 N. 2nd Street, 4th Floor Courthouse, Yakima, WA 98901. Be sure to reference the proposed amendment’s file number (ZON2016-0001) in your correspondence.BOCC Public HearingTuesday, December 6, 201610:30 AMYakima City Hall Hearing Room129 N. 2nd St.Yakima, Washington 98901
Next Steps:After receiving written and oral testimony on the proposed amendments, the Board of County Commissioners will close the hearing, deliberate and render a decision.
To view the related materials, please go to: http://www.yakimacounty.us/852/Process-Documents under “2016 UGA Staff Reports Including Planning Commission Recommendations.” Information is also available at the Yakima County Public Services office, Yakima County Courthouse Fourth Floor, 128 N. 2nd St. in Yakima, or call 509-574-2300.