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.”
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds an annual health ranking program that looks at a variety of data sets at the County level to arrive at rankings for health.
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:
On June 4th, the Planning Commission recommended approval of proposed updates to Chapter 10 (Housing) and 14 (Urbanization) to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC will have the first hearing (of two) on July 3rd. You can read proposed changes from the Planning Commission packets on the Wasco County website. Continue reading “Update on Work Tasks”