The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Yakima Planning Commission on December 26, 2018, has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Yakima Planning Commission is scheduled for January 9, 2019, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. An agenda will be uploaded here prior to that meeting.

 Previous YPC Agenda Packets & Minutes                 Public Hearing Notices

City of Yakima Planning Commission – Established by Ordinance 2010-022, current ordinance can be viewed here.

  • 4 year terms – 7 members
Members Year Appointed Term Expires
Bill Cook 2014 reappointed 06/30/2020
Al Rose 2010 reappointed 06/30/2022
Rob McCormick 2017 06/30/2023
Patricia Byers  2014 reappointed 06/30/2022
Jacob Liddicoat 2017 06/30/2020
Philip Ostriem 2018 06/30/2022
Leanne Hughes-Mickel 2018 06/30/2022

Planning Commission By-Laws as Amended 06-05-2018

Staff Contact:   Joseph Calhoun, Planning Manager – joseph.calhoun@yakimawa.gov

Meetings:        2nd and 4th Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Appointed by:  Mayor and confirmed by City Council

Residency requirements:  No person shall hold the office of member of the city planning commission unless that person is either (1) a resident of the city of Yakima, or (2) an owner of a business or of real property that is located within the city of Yakima.

Term limitations:  Two

Currently there are no vacancies on the Yakima Planning Commission. In the future, anyone interested in applying for this commission when there is a vacancy can download an application from  https://www.yakimawa.gov/council/boards-commissions/ – or can pick up an application at the City Clerk’s office at Yakima City Hall. Please visit the City of Yakima Boards and Commissions for more information.

What is the role of the Planning Commission?

In accordance with Yakima Municipal Code Chapter 1.42.030, the Planning Commission is tasked with the following duties:

  1. Serve as the long-range planning body for the city of Yakima;
  2. Monitor the growth and development of the city and continually reevaluate and recommend to the city council revisions to the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance for the city;
  3. Develop and recommend to the city council a subdivision ordinance for the city and revisions thereto;
  4. Investigate and make recommendations on other land use matters as may be requested by the city council or on its own initiative;
  5. Study and report on all proposed text changes to land use ordinances;
  6. Advise the city council on land use matters;
  7. Monitor the hearings of the hearing examiner in order to remain informed on development activities, public concerns and the decisions of the hearing examiner;
  8. Such other planning functions as authorized or required by law or ordinance or as requested or assigned by the city council.

Want to view a recent Planning Commission meeting? Visit the Yakima Public Affairs Channel.