Work Tasks 1-16 & 19 have been sent to the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development for their approval. To review the approved chapters and see pending chapters, please visit the Wasco County 2040 adopted and pending chapters page. Some of these chapters will get additional edits before the end of the process.
We will complete the last Wasco County 2040 roadshow event series on February 27th. Our current work focused on updates to sensitive wildlife maps, in accordance with state law Goal 5 requirements, and making updates to Goal 4 (Forest Lands) and Goal 8 (Recreation). The hearings process will take us through to the end of May. The last work task is due to the State Department of Land Conservation and Development by the end of June 2020.
Following this latest series of updates, staff and the Citizen Advisory Group will tackle the remaining work for Wasco County 2040. This includes a refinement of the format, addition of some procedural and reference chapters, and the completion of all other work. We are scheduled to finish updating the Comprehensive Plan by the end of 2020. This work will continue to be done through a public process, so we encourage you to stay engaged and provide feedback.
To increase opportunities for engagement, Planning staff has added a poll feature to Wasco2040.com. We hope these quick, fun polls will engage community members short on time but still interested in participating. Look for them in different topic blog posts. The blog post should offer context to each poll question, and will often correspond to work we are doing in surveys and at our events.
At any time during the process you can submit comments, mail or email us comments, get notifications about upcoming events or news, or follow us through the blog or social media. Your participation and feedback is critical to helping us craft a vision for Wasco County 20 years into the future.
As we get closer to 2021, we will begin to transition our work towards updating the Land Use and Development Ordinance. That is scoped to be a two year project.