Destination Resort Eligibility Map

At the October 7th Board of County Commissioner meeting, citizens requested the Destination Resort Map be modified to include township and range. County staff has modified the map. It is available for view here: EligibleSitesOctober2020Download Please open as a pdf to enlarge/zoom.

Board of County Commissioners Extends Comment Deadline

At the Board of County Commissioner hearing on Wednesday October 7, 2020, the Board decided to extend the deadline for written comments and use the time on October 21st to deliberate. The Board of County Commissioners is scheduled for two hearings on October 21st at 10 am to hear revisions pertaining to Ordinance 20-001 and … Continue reading Board of County Commissioners Extends Comment Deadline

September 15th Hearing Results and Next Steps

The Planning Commission voted 6 to 1 to recommend approval of Ordinance 20-001 to the Board of County Commissioners. This Ordinance pertains to proposed revisions to Goals 5, 4, 8 and includes revisions to sensitive wildlife maps (EPD-8, EPD-12) and the adoption of a destination resort eligibility map. The Planning Commission also voted 7 to … Continue reading September 15th Hearing Results and Next Steps

Reminder: September 15th Hearing

Tomorrow, September 15th from 3pm to 5pm, the Wasco County Planning Commission will hold its final hearing on issues related to Wasco County 2040, an update to the Wasco County Comprehensive Plan. To register for the hearing on September 15th, follow the link: https://www.co.wasco.or.us/departments/planning/agendas_and_minutes.php.  This page also offers Zoom Meeting instructions, live stream information, and if … Continue reading Reminder: September 15th Hearing

Two Page Handout on Updates

At the September 1st hearing, citizens requested an easy to understand handout to explain proposed changes. We have prepared the following handout in response: WC20402020UpdateOverviewDownload For a lengthier overview, please see our FAQ page: https://wasco2040.com/faq/2020-updates/ To register for the hearing on September 15th, follow the link: https://www.co.wasco.or.us/departments/planning/agendas_and_minutes.php This page also offers Zoom Meeting instructions, live … Continue reading Two Page Handout on Updates

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Wants to Hear from You

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has extended public comments on updates to state rules for the National Register Program until August 31st. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is extending the date to accept public comments on proposed changes to rules governing how the state protects important historical places until 5 p.m. Aug. 31, … Continue reading Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Wants to Hear from You

How to Provide Comment on Land Use Matters

Citizen Involvement is Goal 1 for the Oregon Statewide Planning Goals and a critical component of making effective land use plans.  We have prepared a brief primer on how to give effective comment on land use matters. Read the materials provided.  This may include plans, staff reports, and other background materials.  This will help you … Continue reading How to Provide Comment on Land Use Matters

Wasco County 2040 2020 Outreach Report

Staff has completed the 2019-2020 (to date) Outreach Report to share with the Citizen Advisory Group at tonight's meeting.  You can read a copy here: Wasco County 2040 2020 Outreach Report We have also had requests for a copy of the presentation shared at the 2020 Roadshow events.  You can view a copy here: Roadshow … Continue reading Wasco County 2040 2020 Outreach Report

New Map Related to Destination Resorts

Based on feedback from Dufur's roadshow meeting, Planning staff worked with County GIS staff to prepare a new map to show the proposed eligible sites in relation to current rural fire protection districts. Many residents at the Dufur roadshow meeting expressed concern that some of the proposed eligible sites, based on the destination resort basic … Continue reading New Map Related to Destination Resorts

Wildlife Habitat Overlay Zone Updates

Work task 18 of the Wasco County 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update is to update our overlay zones, called environmental protection districts, with updated wildlife information from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Staff has prepared an FAQ to answer some of the questions about this process. Environmental Protection District (EPD) 8, the Sensitive … Continue reading Wildlife Habitat Overlay Zone Updates