The City of Yakima is working through a Periodic Review of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The Shoreline Management Act requires local governments to periodically review their SMP and, if necessary, revise their master programs to:

  • Assure that the new master program complies with applicable law and guidelines in effect at the time of review; and
  • Assure consistency of the master program with the local government’s comprehensive plan and development regulations adopted under chapter 36.70A RCW, and other local requirements.


A virtual open house meeting will be held on Thursday November 12, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Please register with your name and email address here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the open house. If you would like to speak during the meeting, please “raise your hand” by dialing *9 on your phone if you are called in, or by using the “raise your hand” button on your screen if you are watching the meeting online. The host will call on you and unmute you.

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How to Participate

Public outreach and engagement will be a critical part of this planning process. Due to the current stay-at-home precautions due to COVID-19, in-person community engagement opportunities will be postponed until further notice. However, there are other ways to get engaged:

Project Timeline

Uncertainty regarding the length of the “stay at home” restrictions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus could impact the timeline and some milestones. Once these restrictions are lifted, we will share more details about community engagement activities.