Annual Long Range Planning Work Program

Each year, the Long Range Planning Section of LUT's Planning and Development Services Division prepares a work program for approval by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. The work program describes planning projects, potential land use ordinances, and other Long Range Planning activities for the year.

A draft annual work program is presented to the Board at the beginning of each year and then released by the Board to the public and interested parties for review and comment in early spring. Upon consideration of public comments submitted through this process, the Board finalizes the work program for adoption soon after.


Adopted 2017 Long Range Planning Work Program

The 2017 Long Range Planning Work Program was adopted by the Board at its April 4, 2017 meeting. The work program outlines priorities and recommended ordinance topics for planning staff to address in the coming year and beyond. 

Adopted Table 2 Tasks

Minute order adopting work program

Final 2017 Long Range Planning Work Program staff report 

2017 Issue Papers

*NEW* Issue Paper 2017-03: Transportation Requirements and Procedures for Development will be discussed at the Nov. 1, 2017 Planning Commission Work Session starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Shirley Huffman Auditorium, Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E. Main, Hillsboro. 

Staff contact: Steve Kelley, Senior Planner, 503-846-3764


Issue Paper 2017-04: Rightsizing the Parking Code was released April 12. The Planning Commission will discussed this paper at its work session April 19. The entire issue paper with attachments is located at the work session link.

       Staff Contact: Dyami Valentine, Senior Planner,

Two issue papers regarding infill standards and food carts and a follow up report to the Rural Tourism Study were released Jan. 12, 2017.

        Staff Contact: Suzanne Savin, Senior Planner,

        Staff Contact: John Floyd, Associate Planner,

        Staff Contact: Anne Kelly, Senior Planner, 


2016 Issue Papers

Issue Paper No. 2016-01: Solutions for Addressing Walkway Gaps in the Urban Unincorporated Area - Revised

Issue Paper No. 2016-02: Half-Street Requirement for North Bethany Parks


Past Annual Long Range Planning Work Programs


2016 Annual Long Range Planning Work Program

Feb. 2, 2016, the Washington County Board of Commissioners directed staff to send out a draft of the 2016 Long Range Planning Work Program for a 30-day public review and comment period. The draft work program was sent to a number of organizations and interested parties, including citizens who had already provided comment, Citizen Participation Organizations (CPOs), cities and service district providers. The comment period ended March 3.

At its meeting March 22, 2016, the Board of Commissioners considered and adopted the 2016 Long Range Planning Annual Work Program.

Adopted Work Program Table 2 Tasks

Board Minute Order #16-58 Adopting the Work Program

Final 2016 Long Range Planning Work Program Staff Report prepared for the March 22, 2016 Board of Commissioners Meeting