The Wasco County Planning Department has received notice from the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) that Periodic Review Tasks 3-8 have been approved.
As part of the Wasco County 2040 Goal 5 work, Wasco County Planning staff will be finalizing an implementation plan for the Miles Creek Subbasin Total Maximum Daily Load.
The next series of work tasks to be tackled for Wasco County 2040 include: updating hazard references, updating references to State Wetland Inventory, evaluating protections, policy and protections for the Wild and Scenic Rivers, and ensuring compliance with state law.
The next phase of the Wasco County 2040 work plan focuses on Goal 5 issues (Open Spaces, Scenic and Historic Areas and Natural Resources). This work impacts many of Wasco County’s Environmental Protection Districts.
During the 2019 Roadshow, Wasco County Planning staff and the Citizen Advisory Group presented information about pending legislation (Senate Bill 88) that would allow for accessory dwelling units (ADU) to be permitted in rural residential zones. Continue reading “Accessory Dwelling Unit Legislation”
Currently, Goal 8 (Recreation) in the Comprehensive Plan states that Wasco County Planning will “Discourage illegal recreational access through private agricultural lands.”
Planning staff gets frequent inquiries from people interested in building homes, secondary homes, or using their homes to supplement their income by renting out all or a portion of it. Staff has developed an infographic that talks about some of the popular alternative housing types and what we can/can’t approve: