The mission of the Planning Division is to assist the citizens of Yakima in the achievement of their personal and community development goals. We will provide this service on an individual and timely basis with a commitment to community values, ecological principals for protection of the environment, while evaluating competing priorities and interests.
Our goals for accomplishment of this mission are as follows:
Provide superior public service in a responsive manner;
Coordinate information and provide technical support to all other departments and City officials;
Strive to arrive at decisions that will best serve the entire community and improve quality of life within our community;
Implement the policies of the elected representatives of the City;
Dedicate all of our professional and technical skills to the enhancement of the quality of life for every citizen of the City of Yakima;
Adhere to ecological principals for the protection of the environment, as well as preserve the heritage of and investment in the built environment;
Systematically and critically analyze proposals related to land development and evaluate competing priorities and interests in order to provide recommendations for action.
Staff Report – Zoning Text Amendment – TXT#001-13 - The Yakima Planning Commission will hold an open record public hearing pertaining to retaining walls on May 16, 2013 beginning at 2:00 pm in the Council Chambers located at 129 North 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901
Shoreline Master Program Update - Documents and Information - The information on this page is intended to provide the public with an accounting of both the adopted documentation that supports the City’s Shoreline Master Program update process, and any current draft documentation that requires public review and input prior to hearing and adoption of the final Shoreline Master Program.