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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Kittitas County, WA -
Kittitas County proposes a substantial update to its Critical Areas Ordinance (KCC Title 17A).
Notice is hereby given that the Kittitas County Planning Commission will conduct an open record public hearing to consider updates to the County’s Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO). Kittitas County proposes a substantial update to its Critical Areas Ordinance (KCC Title 17A). The proposed update will bring the existing regulations, dating to 1994, into compliance with current Washington State regulations and Best Available Science. Critical area regulations are development regulations that designate critical areas and protect the functions and values of those critical areas. Critical area regulations also protect public health and safety, as required by the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A.060). Kittitas County’s critical areas include critical aquifer recharge areas, Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas, frequently flooded areas, geologically hazardous areas, and wetlands.
The virtual public hearing will be held:
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
6:00 pm virtual public hearing*
The virtual public hearing may be accessed online via Webex video conferencing at: https://kittitascounty.webex.com, or by phone 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 2496 653 6158
The proposed amendments are available at the Kittitas County Community Development Critical Areas Ordinance website: https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/cds/cao/default.aspx. Comments can be sent to Kittitas County Planning Official, Jeremy Johnston at Jeremy.firstname.lastname@example.org or to Long Range Planner, Bridget Pechtel, at email@example.com. Comments may also be sent to CAOUpdate@co.kittitas.wa.us, or sent to 411 N Ruby ST, Suite 2, Ellensburg, WA 98926.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Bridget Pechtel, (509) 962-7506, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.