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.

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 Linda Schroeder 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


Annual Work Program Process

To learn how the annual work program is created or how an issue/idea becomes
a land use regulation, click here or on the image below.

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Previous Work Programs

2013 Work Program