The Wasco County Planning Department, Planning Commission, and Board of Commissioners have identified the need to update our Comprehensive Plan. Since its adoption in 1983, the Comprehensive Plan has served as the vision document that informs our Land Use and Development Ordinance and how we implement state and local land use regulations to achieve that vision. Over the years, the Comprehensive Plan has had some revisions while many portions of the document have remained unchanged. This means much of our primary long-range planning document – our vision and goals document – is more than thirty years old.
To best serve our community and create the most sustainable future for Wasco County, the Planning Department staff envisions drafting a new Comprehensive Plan that captures not only where we have been and where we are now, but where we would like to go. A large part of that work involves you – community members and stakeholders – to help craft a path forward.
Staff has developed a tentative topic timeline to demonstrate the variety of topics relating to land use planning and development we will be addressing over the next 2 years:
This timeline is not exhaustive and represents a fraction of the amendments being proposed to Wasco County 2040 over the next several years. For a more in depth review of the work plan please Wasco County’s approved work plan here: WascoCo_PR_WorkProg_Approval_Order001893_20180220
There will be many opportunities to participate over the next several years, and we encourage you to stay updated, submit comments, and participate. You can also review current and past documents that explain many of the steps we have taken over the last several years to prepare for the update, including a report on all the visioning work we did with the community and stakeholders in 2017.