On October 17th the BOCC will have its final hearing on Work Task 3 to adopt updates to Chapter 3 of Wasco County 2040.  The final draft will then be sent to the Department of Land Conservation and Development for approval.

On October 9th, a work session with the Citizen Advisory Group (CAG) was held to discuss proposed updates related to work tasks 5-8.  Feedback from the CAG and the

public will be incorporated into the draft presented before the Planning Commission on November 6th.

Work Tasks 5-8 were discussed with the public and stakeholders in the Spring of this year, including at May and June road show events.  The topics included:

  • water conservation
  • land use planning incentives
  • agri-tourism
  • economic development

The feedback from public meetings, online comments, surveys and stakeholder interviews have been compiled and resulted in proposed amendments which can be viewed on the Wasco County Planning Department website as part of the Citizen Advisory Group packets.  The packets include staff reports, explaining changes, and reviewing relevant criteria to legislative updates.

The public is invited to attend and submit testimony and comments relevant to these proposed amendments.