Work Tasks 1-8 have been sent to the State 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.
The Citizen Advisory Group and the Planning Department staff held a series of work sessions and roadshow events in March 2019 to work through work tasks 9-11, which include aggregate and historical inventories, transportation, housing, and flexible minimum parcel sizes. Work Tasks 9 and 11 were presented to the Board of County Commissioners beginning in June and Work Task 10 was heard by the Commissioners in July. Work Tasks 9-11 will next be sent to DLCD for acknowledgment.
The next several work tasks are being prepared for a public open house sometime in September. Many of these tasks focus on Goal 5 work. Much of the work is administrative, assuring references to data and other resources are up to date, but a few work tasks will include in depth analysis on the resource and what protections may be required to be consistent with state law. Topics will be shared over the next few months to provide some context for the September open house.
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.