Each year, the Long Range Planning Section of the Planning and Development Services Division prepares a draft work program for approval by the Washington County Board of Commissioners (Board). 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 of Commissioners 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 of Commissioners finalizes the work program for adoption soon after.

Suggestions for planning projects, potential land use ordinances and other activities for the 2015-16 Long Range Planning annual work program can be submitted for consideration by emailing or contacting Long Range Planning at (503) 846-3519.

The adopted 2014 Annual Work Program is posted in its entirety online here. 

Review the 2015-16 Long Range Planning Work Program

On January 27, 2015, LUT planning staff provided the Board of County Commissioners with a preview of the draft 2015-16 Long Range Planning Annual Work Program. The program outlines work priorities for planning staff and recommended ordinance topics to be addressed in the upcoming fiscal year. A few highlights of this year's draft program:

Submit Comments

Comments must be submitted in writing no later than February 26, 2015. Comments may be submitted one of the following ways:

  • In person (Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or by mail to Long Range Planning Section, Department of Land Use & Transportation
    155 N First Ave, Suite 350-14, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
  • By fax to 503-846-4412
  • By email to

Electronic comment submittals are accepted only if sender is adequately identified—full name, mailing address, company/organization affiliation (if applicable), contact information, etc. Scanned signed letters are encouraged.

All comments submitted by February 26, 2015 will be provided to the Board of County Commissioners prior to its adoption of the final Work Program on March 24.  

Public Records Disclosure: This comment form is a public record of Washington County and is subject to public disclosure unless exempt from disclosure under Oregon Public Records Law.


2015 Issue Papers

Issue Paper No. 2015-01A -- North Cooper Mountain Land Use Planning

Issue Paper No. 2015-01B -- North Cooper Mountain Transportation Planning

Issue Paper No. 2015-02 -- Written Testimony by Email

2014 Work Program 

On February 18, 2014, the draft work program was sent to a number of organizations and interested parties for review and comment.  After the 30-day public comment period ending on March 21, the Board considered and adopted the final work program at its meeting on April 15, 2014, with the following changes.

If you have questions about the work program or would like additional information, contact Angela Brown at or (503) 846-3519.

Moved from Tier two to Tier one:

Task 2.1 –     Amend CDC Sign Standards specifically to address digital signs            1.0 FTE

Moved from Tier one to Tier two:

Task 1.18 -    Standing Wall Remodel/Non-conforming uses Issue Paper                    0.3 FTE

Task 1.19 –   Solid Waste Enclosure                                                                            0.2 FTE

Task 1.20 –   Hillsboro Interim Park System Development Charges                             0.4 FTE

                     May continue to work with Hillsboro outside the ordinance season

                     to move this item along for ordinance consideration in 2015.

Removed from 2014 Work Program:

Task 3.10 -    Car Wash Issue Paper Implementation


Past Annual Work Programs

2013 Work Program