Last week, the Board of County Commissioners and Wasco County Planning Staff received notice from the Department of Land Conservation and Development that work tasks 1 and 2, Chapters 1 and 2 of Wasco County 2040, have been approved.
Throughout 2018, the Wasco County Planning Department and Citizen Advisory Group have initiated a variety of outreach efforts to engage property owners, residents, stakeholders and other interested parties in Wasco County 2040.
Staff will be presenting results to date to the Citizen Advisory Group at the August 7th work session. You can view the full report, that is part of the packet, by clicking on this link. Continue reading “2018 Roadshow Event and Outreach Results”
Thank you to all participants at events and online! We got great feedback from people on how to leverage the land use planning program to help support conservation of water resources.
Results from the survey are closely aligned with what we heard at events; by in large, the community emphasized incentives and education as the best strategies for Wasco County 2040 to focus on when developing policy for water conservation.
Here are the results from the survey:
Wasco County Planning staff is currently preparing a report that analyzes all input during the last several months and offering some recommendations for Wasco County 2040 which will be initially presented to the Planning Commission in August.
If you are looking for more information about water conservation in Wasco County, we encourage you to visit the Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District website for various resources.
You can also learn more about water rights, wells, drought, water conservation, and various other water related issues impacting Oregon by visiting the Oregon Water Resources Department‘s website.
As staff and the Citizen Advisory Group continue to work on updates and prepare for another road show work session series, we wanted to take a moment to thank all those who have participated in Wasco County 2040 to date.
To celebrate all the wonderful engagement, we updated an infographic from last year to show current numbers on public participation.
You can submit comments, suggestions or feedback at any time over the next several years.
Here are some easy ways to stay up to date on news or share comments:
You can also send us a letter:
Wasco County Planning Department
Attn: Wasco County 2040
2705 E 2nd St
The Dalles, OR 97058
Thank you for your continued participation in helping us craft a long term vision for Wasco County’s future!