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.
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The Final 2017 Long Range Planning Work Program will be considered for adoption at the Washington County Board of Commissioners meeting beginning at 10 a.m. April 4, 2017.
The Board meets at the Hillsboro Civic Center Shirley Huffman Auditorium
Address: 150 E. Main St., Hillsboro, OR
Work sessions are in Room C113c
Public input received during the month-long comment and review period has been compiled and included in the Final 2017 Long Range Planning Work Program staff report.
The staff report was sent to interested parties, including citizens who had already provided comment, Community Participation Organizations, cities and service district providers. It is also posted to the Annual Long Range Planning Work Program website.
The Annual Long Range Planning Work Program outlines priorities and recommended ordinance topics for planning staff to address in the coming year and beyond.
2017 Issue Papers
LUT staff has prepared two issue papers regarding infill standards and food carts and a follow-up report to the Rural Tourism Study to assist in the Board's consideration of several potential 2017 Long Range Planning Work Program Tasks.
The issue papers and Rural Tourism Study follow-up report will be discussed with the Planning Commission at its
Jan. 18, 2017 meeting, and in a Board of Commissioners Work Session at 2 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017.
The issue papers and the Rural Tourism follow-up report will then be more widely distributed as part of the draft work program in February. The Board's decision regarding the work program is expected April 4.
Staff Contact: Suzanne Savin, Senior Planner, suzanne_savin@co.Washington.or.us
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Staff Contact: Anne Kelly, Senior Planner, firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Issue Papers
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.