Staff and the Citizen Advisory Group are tackling the first work tasks on our work plan, making updates to Goal 1 and 2 while simultaneously changing the look of the Comprehensive Plan.

The proposed changes reflect feedback from the public and our Periodic Review Assistance Team.

The first hearing will be on April 3rd with the Wasco County Planning Commission.

WorkTasks 1 & 2

Amendments are focused on two main objectives: to align current policy with current practice and to format of the Comprehensive Plan to make it more readable.  The new format of Wasco County 2040 will be focused around each land use planning goal.  Within each goal, there are specific policies and implementation points that help us to achieve our vision.

The updates will be available for review, along with a staff report, now by clicking here for a pdf of the packet.

You can also come to the office to inspect the packet, if you do not have access to a computer.

The process for adopting the amendments, or changes, looks like this:

Work Task Process

You can submit comments via the website, through email (kellyg at, or by mail to:

The Wasco County Planning Department
2705 E 2nd St
The Dalles, OR 97058

There will also be an opportunity to provide testimony at the hearing.

To be relevant to the hearing matter, testimony must address the criteria in the staff report.  For tips on how to make impactful testimony, please see this handout from the Land Conservation and Development Commission.