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Land Use in Question in Yakima County

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YAKIMA, Wash. - A chance for people to speak up about non-resource land use in Yakima County was the subject of an open house discussion on Wednesday night at the Yakima Convention Center.

If you own land in rural areas and you missed this meeting, there will be a series of public forums, beginning early next year.

Meanwhile, comments received at Wednesday night's open house will be considered before recommendations are presented to the Yakima County Planning Commission, which is the next step in the county's 'Plan 2015' update.

Following the planning commission review, the recommendations will go before the Board of Yakima County Commissioners.

But some residents aren't happy with the plan

"It makes me feel that somebody else is in control of the land that I'm paying taxes on and that I purchased and paid the price for and I have neighbors in the same area that are affected the same way," East Valley resident John Crawford said.

Yakima County is required to review and if needed, revise its comprehensive plan and development regulations every seven years.

And that's to comply with the requirements of the Growth Management Act.

There will be a second open house covering the same material at the Zillah Civic Center on November 29th for lower valley residents.