Participate in the National Scenic Area Management Plan Update Process

The Columbia River Gorge Commission has launched a new online platform to take comments and feedback about the Gorge 2020 Management Plan Update.  You can visit it here: https://gorge2020.consider.it/ We encourage Wasco County residents and businesses to participate in the process and share their thoughts. For more on the Gorge 2020 process, please see the Gorge … Continue reading Participate in the National Scenic Area Management Plan Update Process

Oregon Statewide Housing Plan

Oregon Housing and Community Services has released County Housing Profiles as part of their development of a statewide Housing Plan.  You can see Wasco County's data here: http://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/DO/shp/profiles/Wasco-County-Housing-Profile.pdf The data sheet gives information on  wages related to housing affordability, home ownership rates, and some other indicators of economic and housing health.  Data shows that there is … Continue reading Oregon Statewide Housing Plan

Wasco County Payroll and Employment Growth (2016)

Following up on a previous post about employment in Wasco County, staff wanted to share an overview about job and wage growth.  The State of Oregon Employment Department published a look at employment and payroll growth in Oregon counties from 2015 to 2016 last month.  The available data shows all industries in  Wasco County had … Continue reading Wasco County Payroll and Employment Growth (2016)

Opening with the Wasco County Planning Commission

The Wasco County Planning Commission currently has the two alternate positions open and are accepting applications for volunteers.  Alternates attend and participate in Planning Commissions but do not vote on matters unless a voting member is absent from the meeting.  Alternates are also considered first to fill vacancies on the Planning Commission. The Wasco County … Continue reading Opening with the Wasco County Planning Commission

Oregon Land Use Planning Goals that Impact Wasco County

A Comprehensive Plan has to address relevant Oregon Statewide Planning Goals.  DLCD has developed a primer on state land use planning goals, and staff has modified it to focus on those that impact Wasco County with some additional detail. During the vision roadshow, we will be asking for you input on which Goals you think … Continue reading Oregon Land Use Planning Goals that Impact Wasco County