Planning staff attended the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance Summit yesterday to learn more about trends with tourism. The meeting included speakers from the agro-tourism and craft beverage sectors in Wasco County. There was also continued discussion on encouraging more traffic and tourism from Portland to head further east to reduce congestion and spread the impact.
Part of the recently approved Chapter 3 (Agricultural Land) of Wasco County 2040 is a historical review of farm land regulations and laws. The history of agricultural lands and state law are critical to understand current agricultural lands regulations in Wasco County’s Land Use and Development Ordinance.
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
October 9th at 4pm at the Planning Department office conference room, the Wasco County Citizen Advisory Group will convene to begin review and work on proposed amendments to Chapters 2, 3, 6 and 9 of Wasco County 2040, the Comprehensive Plan. These updates are in conjunction with Periodic Review Work Tasks 5-8. Continue reading “Work Tasks 5-8”