Work Tasks 1-16 & 19 have approved by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation aTo review the approved chapters and see pending chapters, please visit the Wasco County 2040 adopted and pending chapters page.

Our current work focused on updates to sensitive wildlife maps, in accordance with state law Goal 5 requirements, making updates to Goal 4 (Forest Lands) and Goal 8 (Recreation), and revising non-Goal related Chapters including the introduction.  Staff and the Citizen Advisory Group will discuss proposed changes at a work session on August 4, 2020.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held virtually and is accessible via computer or phone.  More information will be available on the Planning Commission agenda webpage on July 27th: https://www.co.wasco.or.us/departments/planning/agendas_and_minutes.php

Following the work session, the Planning Commission is scheduled to hear all remaining updates on September 1, 2020.  Once approved, the updates will be taken before the Board of County Commissioners in October.  We are scheduled to finish updating the Comprehensive Plan by the end of 2020.

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.  For more info, check out this new page: https://wasco2040.com/ludo-update/

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