2019 Text Amendments – Wireless Communications Facilities (YMC Ch. 15.29)
Proposal: The City of Yakima Planning Division is proposing amendments to the Yakima Municipal Code (YMC) Chapter 15.29 Wireless Communications Facilities; changes are summarized as follows: new, revised, and deleted definitions for consistency with FCC regulations and to minimize redundancy; new process and procedure for Small Wireless Facilities on private property and in the public right-of-way; clarification of wireless height variance process and procedure; and clarification of the visual impact assessment language and removal of balloon tests.
City File Number: TXT#002-19 & SEPA#026-19
- Notice of Application, SEPA & Public Hearing
- YPC Public Hearing Packet
- Notice of YPC Recommendation to City Council
- Notice of City Council Public Hearing
- City Council public hearing packet
The Yakima Planning Commission (YPC) held study sessions on the proposed amendments on March 13, 2019, April 10th, and May 8th. Videos of the meetings can be viewed here, and meeting agendas/packets and minutes can be viewed here.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed amendments on Wednesday July 24, 2019. The City Council held a public hearing on September 17, 2019, and adopted Ordinance ORD#2019-028, which will become effective on October 20, 2019.