Between 2017 and 2020, the Wasco County Planning Department worked with the public and stakeholders to identify a new 30 year vision for land use planning in Wasco County. The result of this was the new Comprehensive Plan, Wasco County 2040.
To implement some of the new policies and implementation measures, the next phase of work will be to update the Wasco County Land Use and Development Ordinance. This process is estimated to take approximately two years, and will involve many opportunities for public participation.
You can view the two year project timeline and work task categories here. Staff has produced a basic FAQ about the update you can view here, or if you have a question that isn’t answered, use our Ask a Planner function. You can also view a two page summary of the 2021 updates here.
You may submit comments at any time. The next several months will be focused on staff research and writing, but we look forward to hearing from you about any of the proposed topics.