Annual Long Range Planning Work Program

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.

Draft 2017-2018 Long Range Planning Work Program Available for Review and Comments

On February 14, 2017, the Washington County Board of Commissioners (Board) directed staff to send out the Draft 2017-18 Long Range Planning Work Program for a 30-day public review and comment period.

Comments must be submitted in writing no later than March 14, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. to be considered in the April 4 staff report. Submit comments in 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, MS-14,Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
  • Fax:  503-846-4412
  • Email:

Electronic comment submittals are accepted only if sender is adequately identified by full name and mailing address. All comments will be provided to the Board prior to adoption of the final work program its April 4, 2017 meeting.

2017 Issue Papers

LUT staff has prepared two Issue Papers regarding infill standards and food carts and a follow-up report on the Rural Tourism Study to assist in the Board's consideration of several potential 2017 Work Program Tasks.

The Issue Papers and Rural Tourism Study follow-up report will be discussed with Planning Commission at its January 18, 2017 meeting, and in a Board of Commissioners Work Session on January 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Please note the new location for both meetings.

The Issue Papers and the Rural Tourism report will then be more widely distributed as part of the Draft 2017 Work Program in February. The Board's decision on the Work Program is expected in early April.

        Staff Contact: Suzanne Savin, Senior Planner,

        Staff Contact: John Floyd, Associate Planner,

        Staff Contact: Anne Kelly, Associate 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

2016-17 Annual Long Range Planning Work Program

On February 2, 2016, the Washington County Board of Commissioners directed staff to send out a draft of the 2016-17 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 on March 3.

At its meeting on March 22, 2016, the Board of Commissioners considered and adopted the 2016-2017 Long Range Planning Annual Work Program.

Adopted Work Program Table 2 Tasks

Board Minute Order #16-58 Adopting the Work Program

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


Past Annual Long Range Planning Work Programs