Jurisdictions are required by the FCC to have specific regulations for permitting communication facilities. This is typically achieved by having a dedicated section to permitting these types of development. Wasco County will develop a standalone chapter for this type of development.
The criteria and regulations are largely dictated by the FCC. Staff received some feedback during Wasco County 2040 from community members concerned about potential visual or health impacts from communication facilities. There is opportunity for public input on additional standards or requirements for these facilities. Staff is interested in hearing from you.