Thank you to all the citizens who have taken the 10-15 minutes to take our  visioning survey.

We wanted to share a second round of results to give you an idea of the great feedback we have received to date (for our first review read this post)

72% OF RESPONDENTS FEEL POSITIVE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF WASCO COUNTY.

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50% WANT TO CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, WHILE 69% WOULD LIKE TO DISCOURAGE MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING.  58% WOULD LIKE TO SEE AN EXPLORATION OR ALLOWANCE FOR ALTERNATIVE HOUSING TYPES LIKE TINY HOMES AND MOTHER IN LAW SUITES (FOR A BRIEF PRIMER ON ALTERNATIVE HOUSING TYPES AND CHALLENGES, SEE THIS POST)

FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, SURVEY RESPONDENTS STRESSED AFFORDABILITY, RURAL CHARACTER AND FLEXIBLE HOUSING TYPES AS IMPORTANT.

WHEN THINKING OF WASCO COUNTY’S FUTURE, THE MAJORITY OF RESPONSES INDICATED CONCERN OVER THE AVAILABILITY OF GOOD JOBS AND THE ABILITY TO MAKE A LIVING FARMING, AS WELL AS WATER.

Here is a word cloud showing some of the thoughts shared about the future of Wasco County land use planning:

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One of the great questions we had last week at the Tygh Valley meeting was for us to talk about themes we are seeing across areas to date.   The word cloud is one way to show themes that are common to people (the larger the word, the more times it has been communicated).  Survey results, comments, and live feedback we have heard at events to date show a common concern for water and its sustainability, agriculture, and maintaining a balanced rural way of life that includes jobs, infrastructure, and public services and facilities.

Above all, our citizens are passionate about Wasco County, the land and its people, and excited to think about ways to grow into the future.

Want to add your own vision of Wasco County?  Take our survey!